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October 25, 2011

Elections and Voting
African Democracy: Elections Despite Divisions

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood note the potential dangers of elections in weak and divided African countries, but they urge continued U.S. support for elect…

October 5, 2011

Afghanistan
Looming Threat to Afghan Women’s Rights

With the United States eager to withdraw from Afghanistan and reconciliation with the Taliban considered key to any peace process, Afghan women’s rights are once again in question, writes CFR’s Gayle…

August 15, 2011

Conflict Prevention
How New Atrocity-Prevention Steps Can Work

New efforts by the Obama administration to prioritize the prevention of atrocities can only make a difference if authorities are able to surmount challenges ranging from bureaucratic inertia to fickl…

May 10, 2011

Global Governance
Using Frozen Assets to Aid Libyans

The Obama administration’s plan to seize frozen Libyan assets and use them for Libyan aid is a dramatic, and probably unilateral, exercise of U.S. power that is likely to yield a relatively modest su…

February 11, 2011

United States
The Whys and Hows of Promoting Democracy

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Mark Lagon examines the uneven history of promoting democracy in U.S. foreign policy and offers lessons for how the United States can best advance democracy today…

September 7, 2010

Climate Change
The Coming Conflicts of Climate Change

Pakistan’s floods could presage a series of troubling natural disasters of direct concern to U.S. national security interests. Planning for them now is essential, writes CFR’s Michael L. Baker.

June 18, 2010

Canada
G8, G20: A View of Canada’s Summits

The upcoming G8 and G20 conferences mark a shift to a "multipolar age," particularly if the G20 is able to agree on a continuing path to a stable global recovery, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.

May 6, 2010

United States
The Debate over Foreign Aid

It’s important to evaluate foreign aid programs and address questions of accountability and value, especially at a time of concern about the economy, but cuts or reductions in foreign assistance supp…

January 11, 2010

Yemen
Are ’Ungoverned Spaces’ a Threat?

The Christmas bomb attempt on a Detroit-bound plane has raised new concerns about "ungoverned spaces." But CFR’s Stewart Patrick argues that the term fails to address the real security concerns prese…

November 4, 2009

United States
The Fall of the Wall and American Grand Strategy

The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago marked a triumph of the U.S. strategy of containment. But U.S. policymakers have been struggling to establish new guidelines for confronting the world’s compl…