Academic articles by CFR fellows and experts.
China's judicial system is in the midst of a crucial struggle to determine its nature, role, and power, writes Jerome A. Cohen.
On China and India, Yanzhong Huang answers the question, "which country will emerge as the leading power?"
Robert D. Blackwill reviews The Blood Telegram, by Gary Bass, a text that myopically and selectively pairs the Nixon-Kissinger opening to China with U.S. policy toward the breakup of Pakistan.
Varun Sivaram and co-authors improve the performance of third-generation solar photovoltaic cells, based on perovskite technology, by investigating fundamental electronic processes.
Yanzhong Huang discusses China's role in negotiating global health treaties, specifically the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the revised international health regulations.
Yanzhong Huang and colleagues examine universal health coverage and the role of technology.
It's generally said that the Tea Party is only interested in strangling domestic and economic issues, but that's wrong. They also have interest and power to undermine Republican Party internationalism and U.S. foreign policy. So write Leslie H. Gelb and Michael Kramer in Democracy Journal.
United States and the European Union are rather surprisingly re-asserting their control over global trade rules after two decades of stalemate, writes Ted Alden.
Sarah Kreps and Gustavo Flores-Macias study the history of war finance in the United States and show that politics does not stop at the water's edge and that instead, partisan politics is a key determinant for whether the United States has financed wars through taxes or alternatives such as borrowing.
Charles Kupchan and Robert Kahn argue that the European Union needs more rapid progress toward fiscal and banking union to escape its current economic and political crisis.
Charles Kupchan and Robert Kahn examine the economic and political crisis in the European Union and discuss ways to restore financial stability, economic growth and political legitimacy to the project of European integration.
Frank Klotz and Oliver Bloom examine the prospect of formal discussions with China on strategic stability and nuclear arms control, and address recent debates on China's nuclear capabilities and doctrine.
Matthew Waxman argues that debates about constitutional war powers neglect the critical role of threats of war or force in U.S. foreign policy. The recent Syria case highlights the President's vast legal power to threaten military force as well as the political constraints imposed by Congress on such threats. Incorporating threats into an understanding of constitutional powers over war and peace upends traditional arguments about presidential flexibility and congressional checks—arguments that have failed to keep pace with changes in U.S. grand strategy.
A "modest" new Middle East policy is a dangerous game, explains Elliott Abrams.
Mira Rapp-Hooper and Linton Brooks analyze the complex relationships that exist around the extended deterrence of China and North Korea, including assuring U.S. allies in Asia of the reliability of U.S. security guarantees, and reassuring China that the US does not seek to thwart its peaceful rise.
Mark Lagon advocates an internationally recognized "broader concept of human dignity."
Sheila A. Smith argues that since the succession of Kim Jong-un, Tokyo has put greater emphasis on ensuring it is prepared militarily for a more unpredictable North Korea and strengthening support for UNSC sanctions on DPRK proliferation.
Sarah Kreps and John Kaag argue that the use of drones in armed combat raises important ethical questions that the American public has chosen to ignore.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster than in wealthier countries. The Independent Task Force outlines a plan for collective action on this growing epidemic.
This Independent Task Force asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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