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November 25, 2008

Economic Crises
Africa Dodges the Financial Bullet, but Recession Is Another Matter

CFR’s J. Anthony Holmes writes that the global economic decline will slow the pace of both foreign direct and portfolio investment in Africa.

November 25, 2008

Japan
Japan’s New Economic Challenge

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith says Japan is well positioned to offer leadership on coping with the global financial crisis. But a domestic political stalemate, she says, threatens its ability to …

December 11, 2008

Pakistan
Mumbai: A Battle in the War for Pakistan

The terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai represent an escalation in Pakistan’s battle between the forces of extremism and moderation, writes CFR’s Daniel Markey.

February 9, 2009

Emerging Markets
Davos, the Poor, and the Crash of ’08

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says the recent Davos economic forum failed to provide any blue print for reconciling the financial crisis and development aid needs. She predicts donor nations will …

February 20, 2009

Iran
Assessing Motives in Tehran

As American policymakers and foreign policy experts argue over the proper reaction to Iran’s apparent quest for nuclear weapons, CFR’s Intelligence Fellow Frank Procida asks whether the West should b…

March 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Fight the Fire, then Redesign the Firehouse

While some G-20 leaders want to map out a "New Deal for the Twenty-First Century," CFR’s Stewart Patrick says they risk spawning a twenty-first century version of the Great Depression if they don’t a…

March 23, 2009

Human Rights
Stopping Bashir: Obama’s "Never Again" Moment of Truth

CFR’s Stewart Patrick and Kaysie Brown argue that the United States must take a hard line with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if it hopes to end the crisis in Darfur.  

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…

April 7, 2009

United States
Addressing the Crisis in America’s Oceans

Overfishing and environmental strain have put U.S. oceans in serious trouble. CFR’s Scott Borgerson says a new report by the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative lays out a blueprint for better marine m…

April 9, 2009

Economic Crises
Can China Lift Japan Out of Recession?

CFR International Affairs Fellow Brian P. Klein says that China’s stimulus will not have a significant short-term impact on Japan’s ailing economy.