The European Commission Directorate-General for Research examines the factors and tensions shaping the international environment, and its transition towards a multi-polar world governance, and towards a new "socio-ecological" production model that Europe will help to promote.
Michael Gerson writes that Barack Obama is properly understood as a man of the religious left, in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. However, while he has made progress gaining support in the religious community, his stance on abortion continues to keep him from gaining widespread evangelical support.
This report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Norwegian Refugee Council says that Iraq now represents a crisis of population displacement. It says more than 727,000 people are estimated to have been internally displaced due to sectarian and generalized violence in Iraq between February 2006 and March 2007.
A feature by George Packer in the New Yorker that explores the changing attitudes of Iraqis who supported the US-led invasion and sought to work with the occupation authorities as advisors and translators.
Speakers: Joseph Chamie, Robert A. Suro, and Michael S. Teitelbaum
On October 17, 2006, the U.S. population officially reached 300 million. Three experts discuss the implications of this milestone, which—coupled with significant demographic changes—raises a host of social, political, and economic questions for the United States.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
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.