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August 1, 2017

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Empowering Refugees in Times of Crisis

To address a migration emergency that shows no signs of abating, states should look beyond building refugee camps and offer economic opportunities to those displaced, says expert Alexander Betts.

An Afghan refugee is pictured working at a workshop with tools in Wuppertal, western Germany

August 9, 2011

Foreign Aid
How a Faltering Dollar Starves Food Aid

Famine in the Horn of Africa underscores the problems of an international foreign aid community struggling to keep up with its commitments at a time of a falling dollar and rising food prices, says C…

August 22, 2007

Eritrea
Lyons: Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict Fueling Somalia Crisis

Terrence Lyons, an expert on the Horn of Africa, says despite U.S. concerns about al-Qaeda, it is local rivalries driving conflicts in Somalia and elsewhere in the region.

May 1, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Beyond Bin Laden, a Dangerous World

Osama bin Laden’s killing helped spawn a crisis in Pakistan and left tough al-Qaeda-affiliated movements in the Mideast and Africa, says CFR’s Linda Robinson.

May 10, 2012

United States
Obama and the Laws of War

Targeted killings are up in Yemen and military trials have resumed in Guantanamo. CFR’s Matthew Waxman assesses the White House’s evolving legal basis for its war on al-Qaeda.

August 10, 2011

Food and Water Security
Al-Shabaab and Somalia’s Spreading Famine

Somalia’s growing famine partly stems from a global failure to act on warning signs, but it’s exacerbated by militant group al-Shabaab, factions of which are blocking aid delivery and might have t…

February 4, 2011

Food and Water Security
Food Prices and Global Instability

With food prices at historic levels, unrest is mounting around the world, particularly in import-dependent regions such as the Middle East. CFR’s Laurie Garrett says to meet demand going forward, cou…

December 29, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Fraying Yemen’s Terrorism Problem

Washington must increase aid to Yemen to help deter forces like the al-Qaeda affiliate linked to a plot to destroy a U.S. airliner, says Christopher Boucek.

January 22, 2009

Europe
Obama’s ’Window of Opportunity’ for Improved Russia, EU Ties

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR senior fellow for Europe studies, says Obama’s "popularity and the departure of President Bush" create a "window of opportunity to improve relations between the United States …

October 9, 2008

India
U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Accord: An ’Epochal’ Agreement

Ashley J. Tellis, an expert on South Asia, foresees an improvement across the board in U.S.-India relations as a result of the U.S.-India nuclear deal, but warns that only careful diplomacy can insul…