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June 18, 2009

United States
Funding the U.S. Counterinsurgency Wars

In the next military budget Congress must provide funding for a wholesale shift toward counterinsurgency to win two wars. At the same time, policymakers must be mindful of the need for another transf…

August 30, 2010

China
Avoiding a Tempest in the South China Sea

New tensions in the South China Sea are a growing test to China’s relations with the United States and China’s Southeast Asian neighbors, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.

December 10, 2010

Somalia
Smarter Measures in Fight against Piracy

Somali pirates have been resilient against efforts to stop them, but a new approach that includes legal measures, controlling financial flows, building regional capacity and more could be the combina…

February 25, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Lessons for the Mideast from Asia’s Revolutions

The experiences of several Asian states in the past quarter-century are worth noting in today’s turbulent Mideast. The Asian cases show the value of swift, cohesive action by opposition groups, and t…

February 17, 2011

Democracy
Indonesia’s Lessons for Egypt

Egypt’s post-Mubarak transition parallels Indonesia’s post-Suharto, argues CFR’s Karen Brooks. Indonesia’s example indicates the Muslim Brotherhood should be incorporated into Egyptian politics rathe…

April 27, 2011

Political Movements
China: The New Virtual Political System

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy and Jared Mondschein assess the rise of online activism in China and what it means for the country’s political system.  

April 28, 2011

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States should see family planning as a foreign policy priority that leads to healthier and more prosperous societies, and should increase funding, resources and support for those countries…

July 20, 2011

Afghanistan
Making Sense of the Afghan Peace Dividend

Scaling back the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan will yield a peace dividend, but only when Social Security and Medicare spending are controlled will the U.S. be able to refocus on domestic priorities…

September 22, 2011

Noncommunicable Diseases
The Path Forward on NCDs

The 2011 high-level UN meeting on non-communicable diseases fell far short of the major funding and targets agreed to at a similar meeting on HIV/AIDS a decade ago, which CFR’s Thomas Bollyky says in…

October 21, 2011

Tunisia
Tunisia at the Crossroads

Tunisians triggered the first of the Arab world upheavals, but can they sustain support for democratic changes? CFR’s Victoria Taylor says the elections for a constitutional assembly will test Tunisi…