President Erdogan is playing a game of 12-dimensional chess.
Academic articles by CFR fellows and experts.
President Erdogan is playing a game of 12-dimensional chess.
Joshua Kurlantzick examines Bangladesh’s political regression and how it fits into the broader global trend of democratic retreat.
Two women have crossed rivers, scaled walls, and jumped over a gender barrier to make it through the U.S. Army's toughest training program.
Alyssa Ayres writes that India’s emergence as the world’s cricket superpower is emblematic of the political effects of India’s economic rise.
Joshua Kurlantzick looks at the scandal involving Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund and Prime Minister Najib Razak, and the effect it is now having on the economy.
Jerome A. Cohen writes about dealing with China’s requests for U.S. cooperation in repatriating alleged corrupt offenders and their assets.
Over the past decade, a string of war movies emerged in the wake of 9/11: The Hurt Locker, Syriana, The Messenger, Green Zone, Lone Survivor, and American Sniper, to name just a few. Some have performed better than others at the box office, and many have received critical acclaim. Almost none has included portrayals of women in combat.
Once thought to be challenges for affluent countries alone, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases are now the leading cause of death and disability in developing countries. The economic and human costs are high and rising in low- and middle-income countries, threatening their continued development prosperity. Lung, liver, cervical and breast cancers constitute a large proportion of this growing burden and can be addressed with life-saving and low-cost interventions.
Jerome A. Cohen and Zachary Goldman consider the challenge of Sino-US cooperation on cybersecurity.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department reviewed its tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels, originally imposed in 2012 in retaliation against Chinese subsidies and below-market pricing, and opted to maintain the total tariff burden on most panels.
Josh Kurlantzick discusses that the Chinese government’s decision to prop up slumping markets may well signal a comeback for centralization.
It is manifestly in the American interest that nuclear weapons are never again used in war – but if they are, should the United States retaliate in kind?
At this point in time, given the current Iranian leadership, the state of Iranian public opinion, and Iranian economic conditions, relying on unilateral economic leverage to obtain a better deal is an illusion, argues Miles Kahler. More likely it would drive Iran further in the direction of North Korea—an unrestrained nuclear program and an economically isolated, unreformed regime.
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection is taking steps to clean up soil contamination. Elizabeth Economy looks at its new action plan and the scope of China’s soil pollution challenge.
In an article for The Weekly Standard, Elliott Abrams explains that the Obama administration’s hopes of rapprochement and a nuclear agreement with Iran led it to overlook the consequences of empowering the regime in Teheran at the expense of the Iranian people.
In a piece for POLITICO, Philip Gordon argues that the Iran deal the P5+1 negotiated turned out pretty well. And in any case, no one has come up with a better alternative.
As the U.S. slows down its troop withdrawal, the women of Afghanistan have more time to solidify their social and political gains. Write Catherine Powell, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, and Hannah Chartoff.
As the trio work their way through the Mountain phase, others across the Army watch, wait, and hope for their shot at the elite special operators course.
Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore how Chinese demand drive global commodity prices, the broader implications of the Chinese slowdown for the global economy and regional security, and consequences of China’s resource quest for the world’s resource-producing states and industries.
In The Hacked World Order, CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal shows how governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. More
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Through insightful analysis and engaging graphics, How America Stacks Up explores how the United States can keep pace with global economic competition. More
India now matters to U.S. interests in virtually every dimension. This Independent Task Force report assesses the current situation in India and the U.S.-India relationship, and suggests a new model for partnership with a rising India.
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 report outlines a plan for collective action on this growing epidemic.
This report 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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