October 31, 2012
Deterring Iran’s nuclear weapons program is a foreign policy priority for the United States. Candidates for the 2012 presidential elections debate the best options, including a military strike.
October 18, 2012
The economic climate and border security concerns have thrust the question of immigration reform into the spotlight in the 2012 presidential campaign.
June 19, 2012
A profile of the Japanese religious cult that carried out the 1995 subway sarin attack.
June 4, 2012
In the face of persistently high unemployment, policymakers and workers look to innovation and entrepreneurship to create new jobs. This Backgrounder discusses how entrepreneurs create and finance th…
December 19, 2011
Kim Jong-il’s death has prompted discussion about the future of the isolated country and its nuclear weapons program. Experts cited in this CFR Backgrounder believe a post-Kim regime in North Korea w…
September 30, 2011
An increase in terror incidents involving Islamic radicals who are U.S. citizens is vexing law enforcement officials and posing new questions about the roots of their radicalization.
September 20, 2011
NCDs such as cancer and heart disease are becoming leading causes of death in the developing world and will be the focus of a September UN meeting. But health experts and others are divided about how…
March 18, 2011
The scramble for energy alternatives has brought new focus on nuclear power in the United States, but its revival faces political and practical obstacles.
August 11, 2010
A profile of Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Hezbollah.
October 7, 2009
Pakistan’s poor public education system has been exploited by extremist groups and slowed the country’s development. Analysts say education reform is an essential element in stabilizing the country.