September 28, 2015
Military power has reemerged as an important component of Russian foreign policy, which some believe aims to reestablish Russian hegemony in the region.
October 31, 2012
Iran’s nuclear ambitions have tended to dominate discussions in the U.S. presidential campaigns over nuclear nonproliferation.
This CFR Issue Tracker looks at the United States’ relationship with Russia and presidential candidates’ stances on the issue.
October 13, 2005
Russia’s troubled North Caucasus region continues to struggle with a low-level Islamic insurgency, but a heavy-handed approach to counterinsurgency has not addressed the root causes of separatism in …
May 25, 2011
Mideast upheaval was a top issue at the G8, which is winding down today in France, along with nuclear safety, leadership of the IMF, and aid to Africa. This Backgrounder profiles the eight participan…
June 24, 2010
The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.
May 27, 2010
The Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gets underway amid new concerns about Iran and North Korea and disputes between nuclear haves and have-nots. Fifteen countries will play a…
December 4, 2009
The UN conference on climate change that begins December 7 in Copenhagen is supposed to produce new targets for emissions reductions, but experts say major countries are at odds on the ultimate goal …
September 23, 2009
Leaders attending the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh will seek to forge agreements to buoy a global economic recovery and repair financial imbalances that contributed to the recession.
July 13, 2006
Russia’s hosting of the G8 summit in St. Petersburg was meant to symbolize the country’s integration into the club of the world’s richest industrialized democracies. But with Russia moving in an incr…