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June 18, 2018

Conflict Prevention
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo More, Better Assessments Can Help Prevent Conflict

The United States could do more to effectively help prevent violent conflicts around the world.

March 9, 2018

Southeast Asia
Modi-Quang-9.3.2016 Vietnam and India Cement an Increasingly Vital Relationship in Southeast Asia

In addition to bolstering strategic ties with the United States, Vietnam is also building a strong strategic relationship with other partners, particularly India, that are skeptical of China’s growin…

March 20, 2012

China
Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai at the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2012. Power Politics in China: Bo Must Go but What More Does it Mean?

As details leak out, it appears that corruption will play a central role in the saga of former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai. Bo, who was summarily ousted from his position on March 15, apparent…

June 1, 2017

Vietnam
Nguyen Xuan Phuc-Trump meeting-5.31.2017 Vietnam and the United States Make Nice for Now, but Disappointment Looms

This week’s visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington resulted in the usual readout of supposed achievements and breakthroughs. The prime minister seems to have understood tha…

March 24, 2017

United States
RTX326ZW_b Canary in the Coal Mine: The Arctic as a National Imperative

The following is a guest post by Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. The Arctic is changing rapidly. It is warming at twice the rate as…

October 1, 2014

Americas
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the Girl Summit in London, July 22, 2014. The prime minister announced that Britain is to make it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases of female genital mutilation (Courtesy Reuters/Oli Scarff/Pool). The West Steps Forward in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Becky Allen, former intern in …

January 16, 2012

Iran
How Not To React To Provocations From Iran

If there is any chance of avoiding a military confrontation with Iran or the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons, that chance will be the product of very resolute American policy toward Iran. In t…

December 7, 2016

Global
Play RTX2SI2I_EC.jpg Countering Violent Extremism by Engaging Women

This session addresses strategies to counter violent extremism by capitalizing on the contributions of women.

November 16, 2016

United States
Play RTSKP0Z_EC.jpg The State of Online Privacy in the United States

Experts provide an overview of the debate in the United States over online privacy.

September 15, 2016

France
CFR Cyber Net Politics Shouting at Americans: A Peek Into French Signals Intelligence

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Something remarkable happened a few months ago. Bernard Barbier, the form…