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July 5, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.

Nato

November 14, 2017

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

Global Gun Policy Comparisons

May 26, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Why is Norway Glorifying Terror?

Why is Norway glorifying the murder of children? The best single explanation for why it has been impossible to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is that Palestinians continue to honor…

November 25, 2016

Health
Who Have Been the Best WHO Director-Generals?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and his research associate Gabriella Meltzer. According to the Co…

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May 1, 2012

Human Rights
The Trouble With Europe

From time to time come reminders that the disease of anti-Semitism remains deeply embedded and very widespread in Europe. Some of these are predictable, coming from the extreme right or extreme left,…

August 25, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine in Crisis

The crisis has spiraled into conflict that has killed thousands and continues to feed tensions between Russia and Western powers over Moscow’s support for separatists.

Anti-government protesters at a barricade in Kiev, January 25, 2014.

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March 28, 2014

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: NATO Foreign Ministers Meet in Brussels, EU Discusses Chronic Diseases, and Syria Ships Out More Chemical Weapons

The World Next Week podcast is up. Stewart Patrick filled in for Bob McMahon this week. Stewart and I discussed NATO’s upcoming foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, the first European Union Chronic…

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry attends a NATO foreign ministers meeting in December. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)

August 28, 2014

Regional Organizations
NATO: Suddenly Relevant, Deeply Divided

Coauthored with Daniel Chardell, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. When Western leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales next week, they will be …

NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during an interview at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on August 11, 2014.

May 19, 2015

United States
Is U.S. Foreign Policy Making Americans Less Safe?

Senior U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials increasingly warn of the threat of “lone wolf” individuals attempting terror attacks within the United States. These potential perpetrators are…

Intel Senior Officials