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Jennifer Morgan of the World Resouces Insitute reviews the main result from Copenhagen, an Accord that looks very different than what has come before.
The time is ripe for President Obama to press for Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Convention and expand U.S. influence on oceans governance, write Scott Borgerson and Thomas Pickering.
David Corn and Kate Sheppard report on the varied reactions to President Obama's role in forming an agreement on climate change in Copenhagen.
With an eye on the numbers associated with emissions and climate change, Michael Levi writes that representatives at the Copenhagen conference ought to accept the United States' proposal for emissions cuts.
John Vinocur of The New York Times examines news developments in the Arctic and explores Russia's goal of building a "comprehensive presence" in the area.
Watch experts outline some of the options the United States negotiating team could pursue during climate change talks at Copenhagen.
This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.
The Economist examines whether or not the Geneva conventions and their later protocols are suited to today's conflicts.
The European Economic Commmunity Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Rome, was signed on March 25, 1957.
Seaborne commerce remains the linchpin of the global economy. And beyond trade, a host of other issues, ranging from climate change and energy to defense and piracy, ensure that the oceans will hold considerable strategic interest well into the future. In this report, Scott G. Borgerson explores an important element of the maritime policy regime: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He examines the international negotiations that led to the convention, the history of debates in the United States over whether to join it, and the strategic importance of the oceans for U.S. foreign policy today.
Richard N. Haass writes, "Israel needs a successful Palestinian state almost as much as the Palestinians do if it is to remain democratic, Jewish, prosperous and secure."
The sooner the new administration lays out the contours of the agreement it wants on climate change, the better the odds that it will be able to deliver. In this Huffington Post article, Michael Levi suggests a 5 point strategy for UN climate negotiations.
Daniel S. Hall, Michael A. Levi, William A. Pizer, and Takahiro Ueno look at policy options for encouraging cooperation between the developed and developing world on combating climate change.
John B. Bellinger III argues that the United States does not need a new treaty for the Arctic.
This paper examines China's foreign policy toward Taiwan. Chong-Pin Lin writes that China has softened its stance over Taiwan's sovereignty and that the US government should try to better understand China’s complex domestic factors that affect its approach to Taiwan.
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.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
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
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
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
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