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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.

November 12, 2008

Economic Crises
For India, Crisis Brings Some Pain with Long-Term Opportunities

CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal writes that India may be better positioned for a quick recovery from the global financial crisis than many other developing countries.

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…

December 4, 2009

Turkey
Balancing a Bullish Turkey

Despite improved bilateral ties between the U.S. and Turkey, there are still significant differences that need to be managed when Prime Minister Erdogan visits the White House, writes CFR’s Steven Co…

December 22, 2009

United States
Climate Right for U.S. Joining Law of Sea Convention

The time is ripe for President Obama to press for Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Convention and expand U.S. influence on oceans governance, write Scott Borgerson and Thomas Pickering.

January 21, 2010

United States
Financial Regulation’s Fatal Flaw

Congress’ call for a new federal agency to oversee insurers still relies too heavily on ill-equipped state regulators to stem risks posed by bond insurers, traders, and reinsurers, writes CFR’s Marc …

April 5, 2010

Development
Spending So That Haiti Is ’Built Back Better’

The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week’s donors’ conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian…

October 25, 2010

International Organizations
The G20 Takes a Step Back

The G20 finance ministers’ agreement may have helped avert a global currency war. However, by potentially shifting the focus toward reducing external imbalance, there is a risk that policy adjustment…

March 24, 2011

Thailand
Thailand: A Democratic Failure and Its Lessons for the Middle East

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Thailand’s democratic failure and offers lessons from the Thai experience for new governments and reformers in the Middle East.

April 15, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Global Nuclear Security: Progress and Pitfalls

A summit hosted by the Obama administration one year ago has spurred momentum on global nuclear security measures. But the United States must lead efforts to redouble commitments on preventing the pr…