Experts discuss trends in the global economy.
Experts discuss trends in the global economy.
The final U.S. presidential debate takes place, the UN discusses Yemen, and India hosts the eighth annual BRICS summit.
Social media has altered the nature of war, argue Emerson T. Brooking and P.W. Singer. The viral propaganda of the self-declared Islamic State, Russian disinformation campaigns, and Chinese cyber-nationalism are all indications of a more fundamental shift in conflict—a revolution that threatens to catch U.S. policymakers and social media companies off guard.
Despite evidence that shows that women make unique contributions to peace and security processes, they remain severely underrepresented in military, policy, and peacekeeping forces around the world. Jamille Bigio highlights a new bill led by Senators Barbara Boxer and Jeanne Shaheen that would “require the U.S. State Department to encourage other countries to increase the number of women recruited and promoted in their security forces.” She also argues for better quality training among security forces and conversation of the U.S. National Action Plan on women, peace, and security into legislation.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of October 3–7, 2016.
North Korea marks ten years since its first nuclear test, the second U.S. presidential debate takes place, and Haiti tries to recover from Hurricane Matthew.
Jonathan Tepperman discusses The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, his new book about the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 26–30, 2016.
The new U.S. fiscal year begins, Hungary holds a referendum on migrant quotas, and U.S. vice presidential candidates debate.
Jamille Bigio discusses the role of women in security, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping.
Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, and Richard Hatchett, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) discuss spurring the development and delivery of medical tools to prepare for emerging infectious disease outbreaks as part of the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable Series.
Paul Douglas and Mitchell C. Hescox discuss faith, science, and responsible stewardship of the environment.
Five authors examine the opportunities and risks presented by regional institutions across five issue areas: finance, trade, development lending, human rights, and peace operations.
Kenneth Rogoff discusses the 'Curse of Cash,' his new book about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 19–23, 2016.
Afghanistan's power-sharing agreement expires, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate, and U.S. regulations on semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles move forward.
Dame Sally Davies discusses the challenges of responding to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for a global action plan following the high level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the United Nations General Assembly.
A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.
Governments have long worried about terrorists using the Internet to launch cyberattacks, spread propaganda, recruit and radicalise individuals and raise funds. However, the Islamic State’s exploitation of social media has caused a crisis and generated questions about international law’s role in addressing terrorism in cyberspace.
Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in countering these threats globally.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
In this award-winning biography of Alan Greenspan, Mallaby explores Greenspan's life and legacy and tells the story of the making of modern finance. More
In this incisive and deeply informed introduction to postapartheid South Africa, Campbell argues that the country’s future is bright. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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