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Expert Roundup Obama's NSS: Promise and Pitfalls

Obama's NSS: Promise and Pitfalls

Authors: Stephen D. Biddle, Laurie Garrett, James M. Lindsay, Stewart M. Patrick, Adam Segal, Steven Simon, and Paul B. Stares

President Obama's first National Security Strategy departs from Bush administration doctrine by redefining the war against terror groups and embracing multilateralism, and may expect too much from global partners, say CFR experts in an analytical roundup.

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Organized Crime and Transnational Threats (Audio)

Speakers: David Holiday, William F. Wechsler, and Lee S. Wolosky
Introductory Speaker: James M. Lindsay
Presider: Stanley S. Arkin

Listen to experts discuss organized crime including the circumstances under which criminal activities constitute a threat to national security.

This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.

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Out of Area, Out of Business?

Author: Stewart M. Patrick
National Interest Online

Stewart M. Patrick argues that in Afghanistan, NATO is at risk of losing its relevance, and Washington should broaden NATO's horizons by seeking allied support for a regional approach to the conflict.

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Expert Brief Fight the Fire, then Redesign the Firehouse

Fight the Fire, then Redesign the Firehouse

Author: Stewart M. Patrick

While some G-20 leaders want to map out a "New Deal for the Twenty-First Century," CFR's Stewart Patrick says they risk spawning a twenty-first century version of the Great Depression if they don't agree on coordinated short-term steps to stimulate economic activity and to ensure both credit and trade flow freely.

See more in Financial Crises