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July 2, 2018


John Campbell and Matthew Page provide an overview of the politics, history, and culture of Nigeria, including the threat of Boko Haram and religious conflicts.

May 1, 2018

The Third Revolution

Elizabeth Economy’s The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State argues that the intersection of Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian and controlling system at home and a more ambitious and activist foreign policy abroad—provides Beijing with new levers of influence and power that the United States and others must learn to exploit and counter in order to protect and advance their own interests.

March 2, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Varun Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation—creative fi…

January 4, 2018

Our Time Has Come

A rising India wants a seat at the table of global powers, and is ready to set its own terms on everything from defense to climate to trade. Ayres considers how a fiercely independent India seeks its place as a leading power, and how the United States should respond.

January 2, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.

January 2, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
A World in Disarray

CFR President Richard N. Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace.

November 28, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Paul B. Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy, "preventive engagement," for how the United States can manage an increasingly turbulent world and reduce the risk of costly military commitments.

October 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the…

September 12, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

June 1, 2017

Arab Spring
False Dawn

A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.