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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.

January 14, 2010

Global Governance
Tragedy and Opportunity for Haiti

Haiti’s earthquake lays bare woeful political and economic dysfunctions, but in the global disaster response, there is a chance to get aid right, writes CFR’s Kara C. McDonald.

May 6, 2010

United States
The Debate over Foreign Aid

It’s important to evaluate foreign aid programs and address questions of accountability and value, especially at a time of concern about the economy, but cuts or reductions in foreign assistance supp…

March 16, 2011

Disasters
Chernobyl’s Lessons for Japan

While many questions remain about the problems at Fukushima nuclear plant, comparisons with the 1986 Chernobyl incident suggest Japan’s government is taking the right steps to mitigate radiation dama…

June 9, 2011

Thailand
Thailand’s Elections: Resolution or Implosion?

Thailand’s general elections in July could mark a crucial step toward reconciliation but are likely to fuel further resentments that have roiled the country and eroded regional stability, says CFR’s …

April 2, 2012

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Elections: Is Reform Real?

The elections brought democratic forces into parliament for the first time in fifty years. But Myanmar’s rapid reforms still must be viewed as small steps in a country where military forces retain co…

April 14, 2010

Human Rights
For Obama, Vexing Detainee Decisions Loom

The Obama administration, at first swift to move away from Bush-era detainee practices, has found itself struggling through a political and legal thicket about where and how to try those accused of w…

November 22, 2013

Myanmar
The Threat to Myanmar’s Awakening

Civil unrest and public anger about the slow pace of change could destabilize Myanmar and the region just as the country is opening up politically, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.

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 4, 2015

Global
The Year of the Flu

Health experts are already calling 2015 one of the most complicated ever for influenza outbreaks, and the prevalence of lethal strains normally found in birds is especially troubling, writes CFR’s La…