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January 11, 2010

Yemen
Are ’Ungoverned Spaces’ a Threat?

The Christmas bomb attempt on a Detroit-bound plane has raised new concerns about "ungoverned spaces." But CFR’s Stewart Patrick argues that the term fails to address the real security concerns prese…

April 14, 2010

Human Rights
For Obama, Vexing Detainee Decisions Loom

The Obama administration, at first swift to move away from Bush-era detainee practices, has found itself struggling through a political and legal thicket about where and how to try those accused of w…

September 20, 2011

International Organizations
Obama’s Dual Dilemmas at United Nations

This year’s daunting UN challenges for President Obama: navigating the Palestinian statehood thicket and convincing Americans that UN diplomacy matters, writes CFR’s Stewart Patrick.

December 5, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Problematic Terrorist Detention Bill

Detainee policy that would mandate military custody for al-Qaeda suspects captured in the United States could have a detrimental impact on U.S. counterterrorism operations, say CFR legal experts Matt…

April 13, 2012

International Organizations
Dr. Kim and the World Bank’s Health Role

An examination of the World Bank’s evolution as a global health actor and Jim Yong Kim’s career in public health raises questions about how he would handle the role of president, writes CFR’s Laurie …

April 12, 2012

Americas
Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

The summit in Colombia offers Washington an opportunity to boost growing economic ties amid ongoing disputes with regional partners over Cuba and the legalization of illicit drugs, writes CFR’s Shann…

February 28, 2013

Kenya
Democracy’s Decline and the Case of Kenya

Will Kenya’s elections produce a representative government or deepen its democratic decline? CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick offers a prescription for reversing the retreat of emerging states like Kenya.

May 31, 2013

Brazil
Brazil

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Carlos Pio analyzes Brazil’s transition from military rule to democracy and from economic…

April 7, 2015

Global
Global Health Goal Hits and Misses

A review of the Millennium Development Goals winding down in 2015 offers insights on global health efforts that could inform an even more ambitious UN initiative set to launch this year, writes CFR’s…

November 18, 2008

Economic Crises
For Pakistan, a Global Downturn Adds to Woes

CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey writes that the global financial downturn is exacerbating preexisting economic problems in Pakistan.