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  • Global Memo

    Refreshing Global Trade Governance

    Refreshing Global Trade Governance
  • Global Memo

    Steering a World in Disarray: Ten Summits to Watch in 2017

    Steering a World in Disarray: Ten Summits to Watch in 2017
  • Global Memo

    Global Perspectives: Rapid Reactions to U.S. Election Results

    Global Perspectives: Rapid Reactions to U.S. Election Results
  • Global Memo

    Governance or Arms Control? The Future of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

    Governance or Arms Control? The Future of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
  • Global Memo

    Can Multilateral Efforts Save Threatened Wildlife?

    Can Multilateral Efforts Save Threatened Wildlife?
  • Global Memo

    The Hague Tribunal’s South China Sea Ruling: Empty Provocation or Slow-Burning Influence?

    The Hague Tribunal’s South China Sea Ruling: Empty Provocation or Slow-Burning Influence?

Events

The Council of Councils Ninth Regional Conference: Berlin

Oct 30, 2016—Nov 1, 2016

On October 30–November 1, 2016, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and CFR convened the ninth Council of Councils regional conference, "Regional Security in a Turbulent World," in Berlin, Germany.

Latest Member Publications

To Avert Disaster the U.S. Must Deal with North Korea

March 8, 2017 | Rakesh Sood, ORF

This paper argues the U.S., in partnership with Japan and South Korea, must consider offering the first concession to North Korea by assuring no-first-use of military action in exchange for a full stop of North Korea’s nuclear and missile testing program.

TPP12 vs TPP11: Gainers and Losers

February 15, 2017 | Pradumna B. Rana and Ji Xianbai, RSIS

This paper calls for the pursuit of the TPP without the United States, arguing that member states would see economic and cooperative benefits regardless of the United States’ nonparticipation.