Interactives

Graphics and multimedia explainers on the foreign policy, national security, and international financial issues of the day.

Crisis Guide: The Global Economy

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik
Producers: Michael Moran and Jeremy Sherlick

An in-depth, multimedia look at the causes and consequences of the global economic crisis that seeks to unravel the questions surrounding the downturn and shed light on its policy implications, drawing on insights from leading thinkers on economics and international affairs.

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Crisis Guide: Iran

Iran poses steep challenges to its Middle East neighbors and the world. Explore the country's complex regime structure and controversial nuclear program, and watch experts debate the range of policy options.

This is a special feature presentation from CFR that offers a unique, full-screen experience.

See more in Proliferation; Iran

Crisis Guide: Pakistan

Pakistan's stability is of great consequence to regional and international security. Examine the roots of its challenges, what it means for the region and the world, and explore some plausible futures for the country.

This is a special feature presentation from CFR that offers a unique, full-screen experience.

See more in Pakistan; Politics and Strategy; Terrorism

China's Maritime Disputes

Author: Beina Xu
Producers: Jeremy Sherlick and Hagit Ariav

The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China's growing assertiveness, have fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washington's security commitments in its strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.

See more in Asia and Pacific; Defense and Security

Nuclear Energy Guide

Author: Michelle Smith
Producers: Charles D. Ferguson and Jeremy Sherlick

After decades of decline, nuclear power is increasingly presented as a low-carbon way to meet growing electricity demands. Global construction of new reactors is on the rise, but there still exists an array of obstacles to expansion. This interactive guide explores the past, present, and future of nuclear power, focusing on its unique benefits and risks.

See more in United States; Energy Policy; Nuclear Energy

Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines; Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Eleven World-Shaking Developments in 2011

Author: Hagit Ariav

The year 2011 was marked by the advance of democratic movements in the Arab world and the economic struggle of advanced democracies. It saw unprecedented military operations in Pakistan and Libya and a new U.S. military commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. This interactive slideshow showcases ten momentous developments in 2011 that will likely continue to reverberate.

See more in Global; Politics and Strategy

Slideshow: Ecological Disasters

Author: Toni Johnson
Producer: Hagit Ariav

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill involving Britain's BP marks the latest instance of an industrial disaster pitting companies from one country against citizens and governments of another. This slideshow provides a chronology of ten major instances in which multinational corporations were involved in industrial incidents, and their legal and regulatory aftermath.

See more in Disasters; Global

Timeline: Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab is a militant group fighting for the creation of a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia. An African Union military campaign in recent years has weakened the group, yet it remains a threat in a politically volatile, war-torn state. Al-Shabab's activities have mainly focused on targets within Somalia, but it has also carried-out deadly strikes in the region. This interactive timeline looks at the recent history of Al-Shabab from 2004 to present.

See more in Somalia; Terrorism