Reason's Tim Harford uses the example of a school library in Cameroon to explain why institutions are so vital to explaining variations in economic growth and development.
In No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn, Charles A. Kupchan argues that the world is headed for political and ideological diversity. The twenty-first century will not belong to America, China, Asia, or anyone else. It will be no one's world. Kupchan provides a detailed strategy for striking a bargain between the West and the rising rest by fashioning a new consensus on issues of legitimacy, sovereignty, and governance.
No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn, by Charles A. Kupchan
"The West's Comeback: Renewal Starts at Home," by Charles A. Kupchan
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Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of Council member John B. Hurford, this annual lecture features individuals who represent critical new thinking in foreign policy and international affairs.
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The global financial crisis has been difficult for the world’s most advanced economies, but its impact on developing nations may prove more severe. Join Nancy Birdsall and Danny Leipziger for a discussion of the political and economic consequences of the crisis on the world’s most vulnerable nations.
The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
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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.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
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.
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
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
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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