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March 6, 2017

Russia
Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Kimberly Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions through clear words and actions based in international law.

January 24, 2017

Cybersecurity
Rebuilding Trust Between Silicon Valley and Washington

Overview Cyber threats to the United States are escalating in sophistication and magnitude, but mistrust between Washington and Silicon Valley continues to stymie progress on cybersecurity. In a n…

November 18, 2016

South Sudan
Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Overview Following its independence in 2011, three years of civil war have left South Sudan on the cusp of full-scale genocide, with its sovereignty discredited by warring elites, asserts a new Co…

March 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Overview A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Lessons of the Financial Crisis, calls for major economic reforms, both to avoid fueling excessive corporate and individual borro…

February 25, 2016

China
Xi Jinping on the Global Stage

In light of China's deepening economic slowdown, "China's foreign policy may well be driven increasingly by the risk of domestic political instability," write Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger …

August 23, 2010

Cybersecurity
Internet Governance in an Age of Cyber Insecurity

Overview The Internet, since its debut in 1989, has revolutionized commerce, communication, military action, and governance. Much of the modern world is simply inconceivable without it. This revol…

May 7, 2007

International Organizations
Reform of the International Monetary Fund

Overview The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II. Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…

April 21, 2009

Oceans and Seas
The National Interest and the Law of the Sea

Overview The oceans have long been a critical arena for international relations. Before there was air travel and instantaneous communication, people, goods, and ideas traveled the world by ship. F…

April 8, 2013

Military Operations
The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Overview U.S. special operations forces are doing more things in more places than ever before. They are now active in some seventy countries and, since 2001, have seen their combined budget nearly…

February 8, 2010

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The Future of NATO

Overview When NATO's founding members signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, they declared themselves "resolved to unite their efforts for collective defense and for the preservation o…