Expert Briefs

CFR scholars provide expert analysis and commentary on international issues.

A Transitional Climate Summit in Doha

Author: Michael A. Levi

The UN climate meeting could show progress on outstanding issues from previous rounds, but negotiators are focused on modest steps forward rather than major breakthroughs, says CFR's Michael Levi.

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NATO's Chicago Agenda

Author: Stewart M. Patrick

The upcoming NATO summit will include talks on the endgame in Afghanistan, a new smart defense doctrine, and bolstering global partnerships, all of it colored by fundamental questions about the role and mission of the alliance, says CFR's Stewart Patrick.

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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