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Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts discuss a range of preventive measures aimed at mitigating miscalculations by sea captains or political leaders that could trigger an armed conflict.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Conflict Prevention
Ukraine's intensifying crisis has the Obama administration hinting at tougher sanctions against Russia, which could threaten Moscow's ability to trade and invest, says CFR's Robert Kahn.
See more in Russian Federation; Sanctions
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
Western leaders' ejection of Russia from the Group of Eight eliminates a "longstanding irritant" for the G7, but it will not likely influence Putin's strategic calculations, says CFR's Stewart M. Patrick.
See more in Global; International Organizations and Alliances
More than eight hundred million Indians will head to the polls next month to elect a new government that must tackle corruption and a fizzling economy, explains CFR's Alyssa Ayres.
See more in India; Elections
The turmoil in Ukraine highlights the need to promote democratic governance, strengthen civil society, and offer international support for countries in transition, says CFR's Mark P. Lagon.
See more in Ukraine; Democratization
It remains to be seen whether Ukraine's new government can overcome the challenges of a divided population and weak institutional infrastructure to bring about national unity and socioeconomic stability, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.
See more in Ukraine; Political Movements and Protests
Sochi's volatile surroundings, the imposing scale of the games, and the need for an international coordinated response in the event of attack present security risks for the 2014 Winter Olympics, says CFR's Ray Kelly.
See more in Russia and Central Asia; Defense and Security
As U.S. troops prepare to draw down from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, it is time for Washington to reorient its strategy for Pakistan, says CFR's Daniel S. Markey.
See more in Pakistan; Politics and Strategy
The crisis in the Central African Republic has reignited, threatening regional long-term peace and stability unless a neutral transitional administration is formed, says CFR's John Campbell.
See more in Central African Republic; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
The Egyptian government's ban of the Muslim Brotherhood and its classification as a terrorist organization is unlikely to uproot the organization, says CFR's Steven A. Cook.
See more in Egypt; Politics and Strategy
Unrest in the Middle East, brinksmanship in the East China Sea, and instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan top foreign policy experts' concerns for 2014, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in Global; Conflict Prevention
It's time for Washington to move past the denial stage of budget sequestration and have a healthy discussion on defense spending, says CFR's Carla Anne Robbins.
See more in United States; Defense Budget; Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Typhoon Haiyan has raised international awareness about the capabilities and limitations of preparing for natural disasters and relief, says CFR's Stewart Patrick.
See more in Global; Philippines; Disasters
Rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States reflect the differences in the longtime allies' interests on a range of Middle East priorities, says CFR's Fred Kaplan.
See more in Saudi Arabia; Diplomacy and Statecraft
The latest revelations about NSA surveillance have caused a growing number of states to focus on issues of privacy, governance, and the free flow of digital information, says CFR's Karen Kornbluh.
See more in Global; United States; Cybersecurity; Intelligence
A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government's default on its debt and profound consequences for the U.S. and global economy, says CFR's Robert Kahn.
See more in United States; Economics
Al-Shabab's deadly Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi is unlikely to alter Kenya's foreign policy, but the incident could encourage tighter U.S.-Kenya relations and reinforce Washington's engagement with the broader region, says CFR's Jendayi Frazer.
See more in Kenya; Terrorist Attacks
The implementation of the U.S.-Russia agreement to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons will face challenges, and the deal could "easily unravel" as a result of the ongoing civil war, says CFR's Paul B. Stares.
See more in Syria; Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR's Stephen Sestanovich.
See more in Global; Syria; Politics and Strategy; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights