Experts discuss the legacy of the Gulf War.
Experts discuss the legacy of the Gulf War.
Political disagreements make the U.S. less reliable, leading friends to take matters into their own hands and foes to challenge U.S. policy, thinking they have little to fear, says CFR President Richard Haass.
Beyond China’s market upheaval is a country struggling with how to relax state control over the economy amid a slowdown that has global implications, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.
Almost two weeks after the bombing at central Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine that killed 20 people and set off a massive manhunt for a suspect identified in CCTV video, Thai authorities appear no closer to solving the case. No one has taken credit for the attack and Thai leaders have also denied the bombing had anything to do with international terrorism, although they provided no evidence to support this claim.
Simply approving the nuclear agreement doesn’t address its many shortcomings, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass, who offers Congress a list of measures that would supplement and clarify the deal.
The global financial system takes stock after upheaval; the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is marked and Beijing hosts a parade marking the end of World War II.
Experts discuss the health of the Chinese economy.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of August 24–28, 2015.
Benn Steil discusses the role of Bretton Woods in establishing a global monetary order after the second world war and the factors behind its demise.
For the past several years, the Obama administration’s strategy for Afghanistan has rested on the basic assumption that although no reasonable amount of U.S. money or troops could win the war against the Taliban outright, a limited American commitment to Afghanistan’s security forces and government would enable Kabul to hold on long enough to reach a negotiated truce with insurgent leaders.
At least since the rise of Marxism in the 19th century, enthusiasm for “managed” economies has been a peculiar enthusiasm of intellectuals worldwide.
Markets plunged again this week, a mini quake with the apparent epicenter in China. The question on the minds of economic policy makers and investors is what is going on and what will the future hold?
As offensive cyber activity becomes more prevalent, policymakers will be challenged to develop proportionate responses to disruptive or destructive attacks. Tobias Feakin outlines the variables that each state should consider in determining the appropriate response to a state-sponsored cyber incident.
Today there is an emerging two China question centering on the future of the country and whether China is best understood as a strong country, one with a promising future despite some short-term difficulties, or whether China’s troubles are structural, with the result that it is in real trouble and its future in some doubt. In short, two very different Chinas.
President Erdogan is playing a game of 12-dimensional chess.
Recent developments—Russian aggression in Ukraine, China’s expanding territorial claims, and the need to modernize the US nuclear arsenal—have caused scholars to revisit a labyrinthine world of nuclear strategy largely neglected since the end of the Cold War. But this new wave of theory has resurrected some dubious arguments.
NATO Secretary General visits Georgia; Turkey reaches a deadline to form a government and the UN Security Council hears a report on chemical weapons in Syria.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of August 17–21, 2015.
Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States, including tens of thousands of children, face legal limbo and possible deportation even as violence rages in their home countries, says journalist Julia Preston.
Two women on Friday will become first to graduate from Army Ranger School. They will be leading the way for many others who will follow, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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