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 the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
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.
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