Council on Foreign Relations Publications Quarterly
Winter 2014

Mythbusting China's Global Resource Hunt

By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World

By All Means NecessaryChina's pursuit of natural resources is restructuring markets, pushing up commodity prices, and transforming resource-rich economies. Senior Fellows Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy and the global effects of its meteoric growth. Read more and order »

Preventive Priorities Survey: 2014

Preventive Priorities SurveyCFR's Center for Preventive Action (CPA) asked more than 1,200 government officials, academics, and experts to evaluate a list of thirty conflicts that could break out or escalate in the next twelve months. The Preventive Priorities Survey gathers their insights to help forecast trouble spots in 2014. Read more and download »

Reorienting U.S. Pakistan Strategy

Council Special Report

Reorienting U.S. Pakistan StrategyCFR Senior Fellow Daniel S. Markey examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to confront and quarantine immediate threats to regional security while simultaneously attempting to integrate Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia. Read more and download »

Afghanistan After the Drawdown

Council Special Report

Afghanistan After the DrawdownThe United States maintains important interests in Afghanistan, even as most U.S. and allied troops are withdrawn in 2014. Seth G. Jones and Keith Crane of RAND Corporation assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options. Read more and download »

Pivotal Moments in U.S. Foreign Policy

Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

MaximalistWhen the United States has succeeded in the world, it has done so by changing course—usually amid deep controversy and uncertainty. Senior Fellow Stephen Sestanovich's new book, Maximalist, finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. Read more and order »

Trading Up: U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

Elizabeth C. Economy, Michael A. Levi, Daniel S. Markey, Seth G. Jones, Keith Crane, Stephen Sestanovich, Edward Alden, Rebecca Strauss

Trade Scorecard and InfographicThis scorecard infographic and accompanying progress report, "Trading Up: U.S. Trade and Investment Policy," analyzes the overall health of the U.S. economy by focusing on shifts in global trade and foreign direct investment in the United States. Read more and download »

The Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations: Aiming "Low" or "High"

Policy Innovation Memorandum

Israeli-Palestinian NegotiationsSenior Fellow Elliott Abrams argues that U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process should focus on pragmatic, achievable goals rather than raising expectations for a comprehensive peace settlement that is not now attainable. Read more and download »

Highlights From the Past Year

The Center for Preventive Action's Global Conflict Tracker is an interactive guide to U.S. conflict prevention priorities in 2014. It assesses ongoing and potential conflicts based on their likelihood to occur in 2014 and their potential impact on U.S. interests.

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