Speaker: Joseph Torsella Presider: Celina B. Realuyo
The United Nations is facing a growing range of transnational challenges in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations for management and reform, discusses the U.S. role in working toward a more effective and efficient United Nations.
Authors: Gregory K. James, Larry Holcomb, and Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF Joint Force Quarterly
Colonel Gregory K. James, USA; Colonel Larry Holcomb, USMC; and Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF argue that the success of Operation ODYSSEY DAWN, despite its complexity, validates joint planning processes, joint education foundations, joint training opportunities, and joint exercises.
Joan E. Donoghue, the U.S. member judge of the International Court of Justice, discusses the uneasy relationship between the United States and the UN body. She says the United States has increased its engagement with the ICJ on the contentious issue of capital punishment.
John Lewis Gaddis' magisterial authorized biography of George Kennan tells the story of a brilliant diplomat who helped define postwar U.S. foreign policy. Yet the public triumph was matched with private frustration, and the prickly Kennan never won the influence he craved.
Russia's pending membership in the World Trade Organization could alter its global economic standing and boost trading partners. But experts say Moscow must restructure its economy to benefit from joining the club.
U.S. secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano discusses the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, while addressing shared threats.
This declaration, signed on December 3, 2011, created the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a Latin American integration political and economic bloc, in response to the Organization of the American States.
Delegates at climate talks underway in South Africa would be better off addressing matters such as a global climate fund rather than trying to preserve the contentious Kyoto Protocol, says CFR's Michael Levi.
The interactive Global Governance Monitor tracks, maps, and evaluates multilateral efforts to address today's global challenges.
CFR Experts Guide
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