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November 19, 2008

United States
Development and Global Health Aid Cuts Would Be Cruelest of All

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett writes that the United States cannot afford to reduce its foreign assistance spending, even though it faces its toughest budgetary challenge since the Great Depressio…

November 12, 2008

Economic Crises
In China, Stimulus and Questions about Global Financial Governance

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy and Adam Segal write that Chinese leadership in resolving the financial crisis is likely to be constrained.

November 24, 2008

Development
Russia and the Global Economic Crisis

Russia’s toughest economic challenge since the collapse of 1998 could lead it to a less confrontational foreign policy and a loss of international standing, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

December 11, 2008

Pakistan
Mumbai: A Battle in the War for Pakistan

The terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai represent an escalation in Pakistan’s battle between the forces of extremism and moderation, writes CFR’s Daniel Markey.

February 17, 2009

Grand Strategy
The Tricky U.S.-Russia ‘Reset’ Button

The Kremlin and the Obama administration have signaled a desire to work toward a more cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship. But CFR Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff says Russian sensitivity over its "near abro…

March 27, 2009

Afghanistan
Transatlantic Allies Need to Overcome Grumbling

President Obama’s first major overseas summits are shadowed by disputes with European allies over stimulus plans and commitment to the Afghan war. He should seize the opportunity to appeal for a stro…

June 3, 2009

Iran
Harnessing Iran’s Role in Afghanistan

CFR’s George Gavrilis urges U.S. officials to build a partnership with Iran in Afghanistan to help stabilize Kabul, and possibly plant the seeds for broader rapprochement.

July 15, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Clinton’s Challenge in India

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to India with an opportunity to further improve a relationship that has been transformed over the last decade, says CFR’s Evan Feigenbaum, until recently the …

August 6, 2009

Ethiopia
U.S. Policy Shift Needed in the Horn of Africa

CFR’s Bronwyn Bruton says the U.S.-Ethiopia security partnership is undermining U.S. counterterror goals in Somalia. If the United States hopes to play a constructive role in Somalia, it must address…

September 18, 2009

International Organizations
Obama at the UN: The Burden of the Anti-Bush

President Obama’s first appearance before the UN General Assembly is an opportunity to reassert U.S. leadership at the world body on issues from nonproliferation to peacekeeping, writes CFR’s Stewart…