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April 1, 1999

Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Policy Toward Northeastern Europe

During the Cold War Northeastern Europe was a strategic backwater and received relatively little attention in U.S. policy. However, since the end of the Cold War, the region has become an important f…

May 27, 2010

Security Alliances
The Future of NATO

Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright analyzes how transatlantic relations will evolve and why NATO remains relevant today. This meeting was the annual John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture.

May 27, 2010

Security Alliances
The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: The Future of NATO

Dr. Albright will discuss the new recommendations and analyses of the Group of Experts on NATO's New Strategic Concept, including how NATO governments can further transform the Alliance, and the twen…

November 11, 2010

The World Next Week

Robert McMahon, editor of CFR.org, and I sat down today to discuss the upcoming issues for our The World Next Week podcast. We talked about the prospects for the lame duck Congress, the Asia-Pacifi…

Policemen are silhouetted on signboards of APEC forum summit in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

July 18, 2011

United States
Libya: NATO Selectively Enforcing No-Fly-Zone

Canadian F-18 war planes (L) wait to refuel from a British VC-10 tanker aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea off Libya July 10, 2011. Seven countries, including Britain, have provided air tankers to…

Canadian F-18 war planes wait to refuel from a British VC-10 tanker aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea off Libya

July 11, 2011

Military Operations
Controlling the Message in Libya

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen briefs the media on the NATO no-fly zone operations in Libya during a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels April 11, 2011. Any ceasefi…

Controlling the Message in Libya

December 8, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Assad’s Revelations

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad is pictured during an interview with Russian television in Damascus October 30, 2011 (Courtesy Reuters). While President Bashar al-Assad’s circumlocutions were …

Assad’s Revelations

October 31, 2011

United States
Syria No-Fly Zone: Realistic Objectives

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria's President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Last week, Syrian opposition activists agreed on the theme of their customar…

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria’s President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters).

November 14, 2011

United States
Accelerate Assad’s Departure

Demonstrators protesting against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad march through the streets after Friday prayers in Amude on November 11. A poster depicting President Assad dumped in a litter bin rea…

Accelerate Assad’s Departure

June 28, 2006

United States
Global Health and the Gates Foundation

In a short time, the Gates Foundation has established a reputation as an innovative, effective donor to global health causes. A $30 billion gift from Warren Buffett is expected to dramatically expand…