In today's Daily Brief: The United States is considering retaliatory measures against North Korea over the country’s alleged role in the cyberattacks against Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama said in a Sunday interview.
CFR Blog Post: Scott A. Snyder The Interview and Its Challenge to North Korea’s Leadership
Around the Web: Foreign Policy When All Else Fails, Hack Hollywood
Around the Web: Daily Beast North Korea's Secret Movie Bootleggers
The opening of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba will bring real change to the island and raise Washington’s stature in the region, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.
Op-ed: Richard N. Haass Cuba Detente Signals Cold War Is Over
Primary Source: White House Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes
CFR Backgrounder U.S.-Cuba Relations
Russia’s options for combatting the plunge of the ruble are dwindling, but government intervention is likely to intensify in efforts to avert a full-blown crisis, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.
Around the Web: Anders Aslund The Only Cure for What Plagues Russia
Around the Web: Economist Going Over the Edge
Around the Web: Foreign Policy Making Putin Blink
Military forces have degraded the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency, but the Peshawar school attack demonstrates the limits of government control and lethality of rebel forces, says CFR's Daniel Markey.
Around the Web: New Yorker Massacre in Peshawar
CFR Interactive Pakistan Crisis Guide
Around the Web: Crisis Group Countering Militancy in PATA
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a fresh electoral mandate to implement structural reforms but many of his intended changes will require the transformation of Japanese society, says CFR's Sheila Smith.
Around the Web: FT Abe’s Limited Window of Opportunity to Fix Japan
Around the Web: Bloomberg View Abe's Second Chance
CFR Backgrounder Abenomics and the Japanese Economy
A "timely field guide" to changes in American energy that offers "vivid on-the-ground reporting" and "compelling insight," says author Daniel Yergin.
The biggest threat to U.S. security and prosperity comes not from abroad but from within, writes Haass in his provocative new book.
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