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January 3, 2013

International Organizations
Like-Minded and Capable Democracies

Overview In this International Institutions and Global Governance program Working Paper, Ash Jain traces developments associated with founding a group of democracies to address contemporary global…

November 28, 2017

Islamic State
ISIS flag Terrorism, the Internet, and the Islamic State’s Defeat: It’s Over, But It’s Not Over

The roll-back of the self-declared Islamic State group's territory does not mean that its online presence has shrunk.

September 25, 2017

North Korea
Speaking About Regime Change

The White House said today that it is not advocating regime change in North Korea. Why ever not? This is generally agreed to be the worst regime in the world, whose viciousness, brutality, star…

August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
Charlottesville The U.S. Far Right’s Message of Hate Will Not Prevail Outside Its Internet Echo Chamber

The U.S. far right has learned from the self-declared Islamic State to spread its message of hate online. Fortunately, the neo-Nazi message is less likely to spread offline in the United States.

July 27, 2017

Gender
Rwandan artisans women economy Empowering Women in Developing Economies

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Melanne Verveer…

June 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference at the end of a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on June 9, 2011. (Thierry Roge/courtesy Reuters) Friday File: Is NATO Headed for History’s Ash Heap?

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference at the end of a NATO defense ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on June 9, 2011. (Thierry Roge/courtesy Reuters) …

January 9, 2017

Human Rights
bensouda-congo-icc_rtx2qjkr Trump Should Support the International Criminal Court

With the presidential transition underway, observers have noted with concern President-elect Trump’s hostility toward international institutions. As CFR Senior Fellow Stewart Patrick notes, “[T]here …

December 26, 2016

Politics and Government
CFR Cyber Net Politics Year in Review: Militaries Got More Cyber in 2016

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  This year marked a turning point in military uses of cyberspace. For the fi…

July 21, 2016

China
Shipping containers sit at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015 (Reuters/Bob Riha, Jr.). The Future of Global Supply Chains: Workshop Report

Commerce has fundamentally changed over the past thirty years. Intermediate goods—or parts of products traded through global supply chains—now account for 70 percent of all trade. The Civil Society, …

October 5, 2016

China
young-lives-new-china Podcast: Young Lives in New China

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Alec Ash, author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China, gives of glimpse of today’s China through the varied stories of its young adults. Ash beautifully pro…