Foreign policy analyses written by CFR fellows and published by trade presses, academic presses, or the Council on Foreign Relations Press.
The dislocations caused by the transition from communism—in particular unemployment and poverty—have increased the demand for social support. But the level of benefits set in the communist era is, in most of these countries, too high to be sustained without inflicting serious damage on their economies.
See more in Europe; Democratization
The glittering economic success of the New Asia has a dark side of drug trafficking, illegal migration, labor abuses, and pollution. These so-called transnational problems are grabbing headlines and forcing themselves onto the diplomatic agenda with increasing frequency, shouldering aside traditional questions of commerce and security.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Transnational Crime
In India, Pakistan, and the United States, Dr. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli points out that the end of the Cold War and the rise of a new generation of Indians and Pakistanis willing to break with the past and concentrate on economic development provide opportunities for all three countries.
See more in Pakistan; Economic Development; India
How have the twenty-seven countries that emerged from communist rule between 1989 and 1992 fared since then? Postcommunism: Four Perspectives offers distinctive analyses by four leading scholars of politics, on the single most important social, political, and economic development of the last decade of the twentieth century.
See more in Democratization
This report, the first in a series on conflict prevention by the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents recommendations to avert the spread of the ex-Yugoslav conflict into the South Balkans and to create a more enduring framework for peace and security in the region.
See more in Europe; Conflict Prevention
Richard N. Haass traces the evolution of the critical debate surrounding U.S. military force, taking into account the impact of new technologies, new states, new weapons, and new thinking about new sovereignty and intervention.
See more in Wars and Warfare; Humanitarian Intervention; International Organizations and Alliances
See more in Global; Competitiveness
Richard N. Haass argues that many regional conflicts are simply not ripe for solution and that international mediators who set out to accomplish less are likely to accomplish more.
See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft
Views held by important actors in the arms control process are tested against the historical record of negotiations and accords.
See more in Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; Global