Expert Briefs

CFR scholars provide expert analysis and commentary on international issues.

France's High Stakes Presidential Vote

Author: Charles A. Kupchan

France's next president faces tough choices on EU integration, immigration, NATO's mission in Afghanistan, and economic reforms, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.

See more in Elections; France

No Great Firewall Will Save Europe

Author: Steven Dunaway

Talk among major economies is intensifying over a "financial firewall" to contain the eurozone crisis. But CFR's Steven Dunaway says the emphasis should be on pressing debt-saddled states to make reforms that will improve their growth prospects.

See more in Financial Crises; Europe