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November 17, 2017

Russia
Economic Constraints on Russian Foreign Policy

For now, Russia is able to achieve many of its foreign policy goals despite the limitations of its economy, but that will not last forever. The United States should prepare to seize future opportunit…

April 18, 2018

Cuba
Cuba After the Castros What Is Cuba’s Post-Castro Future?

Miguel Diaz-Canel, set to replace Raul Castro as president of Cuba after sixty years of Castro rule, will be faced with the challenges of implementing economic reform and sidestepping regional isolat…

November 17, 2014

Infrastructure
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the premiere of Netflix's television series "House of Cards" at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York City (Stephen Chernin/Courtesy Reuters). Dumb Government and Smart Government

There were two stories in the paper over the weekend – both of them local to the Washington, DC area – that perfectly captured the difference between smart government spending and dumb government spe…

April 10, 2018

Labor and Employment
U.S. Must Better Prepare Its Workforce for the Promise and Perils of Technology, Asserts CFR Task Force

April 10, 2018—“The world is in the midst of a profound transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines and other new technologies remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers…

April 4, 2018

China
Soybeans being sorted Trump and Xi Agree: Short-Term Gain for Long-Term Pain

Perhaps President Trump will succeed in reducing the bilateral trade deficit with China simply by reducing bilateral trade.

March 22, 2018

Singapore
ASEAN Can ASEAN Continue to Improve Cybersecurity in the Region and Beyond?

Singapore holds the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2018 and wants to make cybersecurity a priority. How well will it fare?

March 8, 2018

India
Alyssa Ayres Our Time Has Come Our Time Has Come

Teaching Notes for Our Time Has Come, written by CFR senior fellow Alyssa Ayres

March 1, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Buhari-President-Second-Term Buhari's Bid for a Second Term Faces Opposition

Under Nigeria’s custom of power rotation between the predominately Christian south and predominately Muslin north, it is still the north’s “turn.”

February 22, 2018

Food and Water Security
Dry Cape Town dam Why Is Cape Town Drying Up?

A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.

February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.