Listen to Michael T. Osterholm, director of research and policy at the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease, discuss the need for pandemic preparedness and offer suggestions for a detailed response strategy involving the public and private sectors as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.
Stephen E. Flynn testifies before the House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment
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 survey of more than 3,400 active and retired officers says the U.S. force is stretched dangerously thin and the country is ill-prepared for the next fight.
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.
The ACLU discusses the need for a public health -- not a law enforcement/national security -- approach to preparing the country for a pandemic.
Throngs of holiday travelers push the limits of already taxed security and air traffic control systems, making for an unsavory Thanksgiving recipe.
While the American public focuses on bringing U.S. forces home from Iraq and Afghanistan, defense planners in Washington consider what to do with them when they get back.
The Mexican government’s strong response to one of the worst natural disasters in its history stands in marked contrast to historic trends.
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan redefine ground warfare, the U.S. Navy is pushing for a reinvention of its own.
A U.S. official involved in training Iraqi forces says the U.S. military will likely have to adjust the way it assists Iraqi units as coalition forces withdraw.
Listen to Stephen E. Flynn, the Council's Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies, discuss America's infrastructure vulnerability and its homeland security implications as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, U.S. cities still struggle to safeguard themselves against such natural disasters.
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 author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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