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September 7, 2017

International Organizations
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

August 21, 2012

Trade
Renewing-America-Warren-Buffett-Berkshire-Hathaway-Municipal-Debt-20120821 Morning Brief: Is Buffett Worried About Municipal Debt?

The Oracle of Omaha is pulling back from a multibillion dollar bet on the solvency of more than a dozen states (WSJ). Warren Buffett decided to terminate credit default swaps (CDSs) issued by Berkshi…

April 5, 2012

Trade
President Obama signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act yesterday, and is scheduled to sign the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) Act today. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Debate Over JOBS Act’s Benefits and Risks

Today, President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act (CSPAN).  The bipartisan measure is intended to ease financing for growing startups by reducing regulatory and disclosure requirements.  Two se…

February 8, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

In a now-famous August 14, 2011 New York Times op-ed, billionaire Warren Buffett called for tax rates to be raised “immediately on taxable incomes in excess of $1 million, including, of course, di…

March 1, 2016

Pakistan
Play RTR4WJMO_EC.jpg Sartaj Aziz on Pakistan's Foreign and Security Policy

Sartaj Aziz discusses Pakistan’s role in the security and stability of the region and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s policy priorities for U.S.-Pakistan relations.

February 3, 2016

Pakistan
Afghanistan_2001 Tough Choices in Afghanistan

Robert M. Hathaway is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, where he is writing a book on leverage in foreign policy. Previously, he was director of the Wilson Center…

December 1, 2015

Global
Pearl-Harbor-617-411 Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2016

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fifteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the octocentenni…

November 17, 2015

India
Play Obama_Modi.jpg Assessing the Future of U.S.-India Relations

Experts discuss U.S.-India relations and a new CFR independent task force report.

March 7, 2012

Infrastructure
U.S. Rail Infrastructure

Rail infrastructure is a critical component of a transportation network capable of helping the United States compete in global markets. Efforts to expand and modernize U.S. rail, particularly to incl…

December 23, 2008

Iraq
U.S. Security Agreements and Iraq

Iraqi lawmakers approved new ground rules for the U.S. troop presence, including a U.S. withdrawal by 2011. But questions about the accords’ legal longevity remain.