CFR fellows and outside experts weigh in to provide a variety of perspectives on a foreign policy topic in the news.
President Obama's first National Security Strategy departs from Bush administration doctrine by redefining the war against terror groups and embracing multilateralism, and may expect too much from global partners, say CFR experts in an analytical roundup.
See more in United States; Grand Strategy; Homeland Security
The upcoming U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue will include tough issues like Iran, North Korea, and U.S. trade concerns over China's "indigenous innovation" policy, say four CFR experts.
See more in China; United States; International Finance
Six experts weigh in on the contagion threat of the European debt crisis and the potential impact on the U.S. economy.
See more in Financial Crises
Six experts debate whether the Obama administration's approach to China's currency policy is the right one, and why.
See more in China; Monetary Policy
CFR experts assess the causes for the U.S.-Israeli divisions over the settlements issue, citing everything from diplomatic bungling to Obama administration aims to destabilize the Israeli coalition.
See more in Israel; United States; Politics and Strategy
Four experts debate whether Obama's immigration reform plan, including an expanded path to legalization, would help or harm U.S. workers and economic growth.
See more in United States; Immigration
With some findings of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in question, four experts debate how much the premier climate science review panel may need to make changes.
See more in Climate Change; Global
President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address focused heavily, as expected, on domestic economic recovery and reasserting U.S. competitiveness. Six CFR experts noted different aspects of the challenges facing Obama.
See more in United States; Competitiveness; Financial Crises
Four experts discuss how legal and political developments should affect the Obama administration's promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
See more in Homeland Security; Terrorism; United States; Human Rights
President Obama says Pakistan is crucial to the success of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. But five Pakistani experts argue the Pakistan part of Obama's strategy is flawed.
See more in Pakistan; Defense Strategy; United States
As the U.S. Senate debates the healthcare overhaul, experts are divided on whether proposed legislation would stifle U.S. economic and business competitiveness.
See more in United States; Health Policy and Initiatives
In his address to the nation on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama laid out a strategy he says will turn the tides in the faltering Afghan war effort. Five experts analyze his approach.
See more in Afghanistan; Military Operations; United States
The threat posed by the al-Qaeda-Taliban relationship is a crucial element in U.S. strategic planning in Afghanistan. Four experts explore the changing nature of these sometimes murky ties.
See more in Pakistan; Afghanistan; Havens for Terrorism; Terrorist Organizations and Networks; Terrorist Leaders
Ahead of President Obama's Asia trip, CFR experts Sheila Smith, Joshua Kurlantzick, Elizabeth Economy, and Scott Snyder discuss what the president should focus on during his visit to Japan, Singapore, China, and South Korea.
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U.S. military leaders are calling for more troops to carry out U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Six analysts offer views on how President Barack Obama should respond.
See more in Afghanistan; Defense Strategy
Five South Asia experts assess the importance of solving the Kashmir dispute in relation to U.S. security interests in the region and what policies the Obama administration should pursue.
See more in Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity; Kashmir; Terrorism
Violence and unrest following Iran's contested presidential vote on June 12 have raised new questions about the regime's long-term stability and prospects for U.S.-Iran rapprochement. Four experts address the current state of affairs and policy options for Washington.
See more in Iran; Political Movements and Protests; Proliferation
On the twentieth anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, six experts reflect on the country's trajectory since then. Many note China's breathtaking economic growth as well as mounting strains caused by a lack of political reforms.
See more in China; Democratization
North Korea's nuclear test raises new concerns about its nuclear capabilities, regime succession, and the limits of both international pressure and engagement. Four experts address the policy options available to influence Pyongyang.
See more in Weapons of Mass Destruction; North Korea
Reaching out to moderate elements within the Taliban as part of a U.S. war strategy in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has been the subject of much debate in Washington. Six experts weigh in on the merits of such a policy.
See more in Afghanistan; Pakistan