Ken Menkhaus says the new U.S. national security team must implement a long-term strategy in Somalia.
Edward Thomas reports on the need to broker a better Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan, the necessary role of the international community, and the potential ramifications of failure.
This panel discusses a Council on Foreign Relations special report, "Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea."
North Korea has long been a serious concern to Washington. Now, with President Kim Jong-Il reportedly in bad health and possibly naming a successor, the United States must consider possible outcomes should the situation deteriorate and the current North Korean government collapse. This report examines the challenges that these scenarios would pose--ranging from securing Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal to providing humanitarian assistance--in the context of the interests of the United States and others in its valuable recommendations.
This report comprehensively analyzes Ukraine's difficulties, related to both domestic conditions and foreign policy, and recommends ways for the United States to encourage Ukraine on a path of stability and integration with the West.
Listen to CFR Middle East experts Steven A. Cook and Daniel Senor discuss the implications of the recent surge in violence in the Gaza strip.
Watch former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright discuss measures the next administration can take to mitigate potential sources of crisis across the world.
Listen to former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright discuss measures the next administration can take to mitigate potential sources of crisis across the world.
Listen to CFR experts consider potential threats the Obama administration could face in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and suggest steps that can be taken to prevent conflicts.
Watch CFR experts consider potential threats the Obama administration could face in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and suggest steps that can be taken to prevent conflicts.
Middle East Regional Editor Christopher Dickey, Contributing Editor John Barry, and Moscow Bureau Chief Owen Matthews report that Russia is weaker than it looks. Most NATO leaders insist the world is too interdependent to allow another cold war. Russia is not the Soviet Union. And Western powers don't want to be drawn into a game of bluff that will only inflate Vladimir Putin's prestige.
Critics refute Muller's assumptions about ethnic conflict; Muller responds.
Renewed fighting in South Sudan has experts fearing a civil war that could spiral beyond Sudan's borders.
John Prendergast, codirector of the ENOUGH Project, discusses U.S. policy toward Sudan and what a new U.S. president should do to address the crisis in Darfur.
Listen to CFR experts discuss Lebanon's most serious political crisis since the end of the 1990 civil war.
Alex de Waal, an Africa expert at the Social Science Research Council, says the rebellion in Chad could prompt an escalation of the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Mauro de Lorenzo, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the roots of the conflict in Eastern Congo and what is needed to resolve it.
For more conflict prevention analysis, visit CFR's Center for Preventive Action.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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