Council on Foreign Relations Publications Quarterly
Fall 2013

Facing the Tragic History of U.S.-Pakistani Relations

No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad

cover imageCFR Senior Fellow Daniel S. Markey explores the tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. By offering three options for future U.S. strategy—defensive insulation, military-first cooperation, and comprehensive cooperation—Markey explains how Washington can prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.
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Making the New Revolutions in Biology Safe

Policy Innovation Memorandum

cover imagePolicymakers have ignored the unfolding revolution in biology, warns CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett. Diplomatic, law enforcement, disease surveillance, and global trade leadership should work together to regulate and deter malevolent or careless abuse of new genetic tools, while promoting beneficial applications to medicine and technology.
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A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

Policy Innovation Memorandum

cover imageCFR Senior Fellow Ed Husain argues that unless al-Qaeda's "ideas are challenged and discredited, extremist groups will continue to regenerate no matter how many terrorists are killed." Husain calls for the creation of a global venture to support community organizations throughout the Middle East working to discredit violent extremism.
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Oil Security and Conventional War

Energy Report

cover imageIn this Energy Report, Rosemary Kelanic analyzes a specific conflict scenario—an air war between China and Taiwan—to enhance broader knowledge about fuel requirements in armed conflicts. Kelanic challenges the assumption that wartime oil shortages are a concern of the past and outlines strategies to ensure future energy security.
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The Shale Gas and Tight Oil Boom

Energy Brief

cover imageStephen P.A. Brown and Mine Yucel examine how changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production may affect individual state economies. Though the benefits of the boom in domestic production are widely reported, Brown and Yucel explain that this remarkable increase also creates new vulnerabilities.
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Highlights From the Past Year

Learn more about CFR's mission and its work in the 2013 Annual Report (free PDF). The 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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