CFR Senior Fellow Paul B. Stares offers crisis preparedness solutions to help the Obama administration reduce its chances of being blindsided by future uprisings, as it was by the Arab Spring.
Stephen Flynn, a leading homeland security expert, says while the initial U.S. response to the swine flu outbreak has gone reasonably well, the country remains ill prepared for a severe epidemic.
CFR’s Stephen Flynn says the next U.S. president must revive civilian infrastructure, and with it the confidence to confront disasters both natural and manmade.
Podcast: CFR national security expert Stephen Flynn discusses his book The Edge of Disaster.
Stephen Flynn, CFR senior fellow for national security studies, discusses the Department of Homeland Security's controversial distribution of grant money and proposes better practices for securing critical infrastructure.
President Obama gave this executive order on November 1, 2013. The order establishes the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, outlines coordination between federal and state planning, and requests a review of policies related to protecting natural and environmental resources.
The Department of Homeland Security published this report in November, 2011. The preparedness system plan is part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 regarding national preparedness, and is "designed to guide domestic efforts of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors and the public, the National Preparedness System includes guidance for planning, organization, equipment, training and exercises needed to build and maintain domestic capabilities in support of the National Preparedness Goal."
Up-to-date guidelines from the Center for Disease Control on the proper response to the latest outbreak of swine influenza.
The OECD published this report in May 2008, to guide discussions at the Freedom of Investment Roundtables. These roundtables began in 2006 to provide "a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people."
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services document providing guidance in the event of an outbreak of pandemic influenza.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
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
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More