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CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett explains the conundrum of dual-use research of concern (DURC), in which the same experiments that allow scientists to understand pandemics can also create dangerous pathogens. Combined with advances in synthetic biology and increasingly affordable technologies, there is the possibility for a true biology revolution.
See more in Health; Diseases, Infectious; Technology and Science; Biotechnology; Global
Egyptian protestors' return to the streets signals the public's discontent with President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's authoritarian tendencies and economic mismanagement, says CFR's Isobel Coleman.
See more in Egypt; Political Movements and Protests
The protests in Turkey are unlike those in Egypt and the Arab world, but they can only be defused by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says CFR's Steven Cook.
See more in Political Movements and Protests; Turkey
The pervasive practice of child marriage is stirring concern among U.S. foreign policymakers because it threatens to undermine U.S. interests in development, prosperity, and stability, says CFR's Rachel Vogelstein.
See more in Women; Children
As former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif looks poised to win nationwide elections, CFR's Daniel Markey highlights the vote's significance for Pakistan's democracy and foreign relations.
See more in Elections; Pakistan
Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will hold the Syrian government accountable for the use of chemical weapons on civilians. CFR's Matthew C. Waxman highlights three sets of considerations for U.S. intervention in the country's ongoing civil war.
See more in Syria; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challenge of putting the United States on a sustainable budget path, says CFR's Robert Kahn.
See more in Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures
North Korea's third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR's Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear nonproliferation.
See more in Proliferation; North Korea
A leaked government document has recharged the controversy over the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens. CFR's Matthew C. Waxman highlights three legal considerations.
See more in Counterterrorism
As renewed bipartisan efforts to reform U.S. immigration policy get under way, CFR's Edward Alden gives three reasons why the time for reform may finally be at hand.
See more in Immigration
Arch Puddington presents Freedom House's "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the differences between democratic indicators within nations, regional trends, and the normative importance of the "Arab Spring."
See more in Human Rights; Censorship and Freedom of Speech; Global
A brutal New Delhi gang rape has triggered outrage across India. CFR's Isobel Coleman highlights three things to know about the case, and discusses the larger issue of violence against women in the country.
See more in India; Women
CFR's Paul Stares highlights three of the top conflict prevention priorities for 2013.
See more in Conflict Prevention
CFR's Peter Orszag highlights the potential opportunities and limitations of a fiscal cliff deal.
See more in United States; Budget, Debt, and Deficits
As the recovery from hurricane Sandy gets under way, CFR's Michael A. Levi highlights three policy takeaways from the storm.
See more in Disasters; Climate Change
The EU's Nobel Peace Prize selection comes as the bloc struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Nevertheless, the EU represents one of the great peacemaking accomplishments of the modern era.
See more in EU; International Organizations and Alliances
CFR's James M. Lindsay reflects on the signing of the Munich Agreement on September 30, 1938 and how the United States can apply the lesson learned to potential threats in the world today.
See more in Germany; History and Theory of International Relations; Diplomacy and Statecraft
CFR's James M. Lindsay discusses the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, including the secret negotiations that produced the agreement, what its terms stipulated, and how it failed to produce lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
See more in Peacekeeping; Israel; Palestine
The U.S. designation of the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization may heighten tensions with Islamabad, but was the "right decision" because it provides clarity within the U.S. government and to Pakistani authorities, says CFR's Daniel Markey
See more in Pakistan; Terrorism
CFR's James M. Lindsay remembers the formation of the America First Committee on September 4, 1941. He discusses the committee's meteoric rise, its claim that the war in Europe did not threaten American security, and its ultimate failure to prevent FDR from moving the United States closer to Great Britain.
See more in United States; History and Theory of International Relations