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Reuters/Maxim Shemetov - Men lift up sacks, part of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine, in Makiivka (Makeyevka) in Donetsk region, December 12, 2014.
The Origins of the Millennium Development Goals
December 2014, John McArthur
John McArthur examines the establishment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by identifying seven associated myths and offering explanations for each.
Middle East and North Africa
December 16, 2014, Scott Moore
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October 15, 2014, William J. Antholis
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October 6, 2014, Andrés Rozental
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September 25, 2014, Javier Solana
September 25, 2014, Walter Kälin
September 24, 2014, Thomas Wright
September 23, 2014, Suzanne Maloney
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