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.
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The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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