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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 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.

June 9, 2009

North Korea
Coping with Pyongyang: Regional Diplomacy Still Vital

Northeast Asian regional security talks appear increasingly doomed since North Korea’s latest missile and nuclear tests. CFR’s Sheila Smith argues the talks are worth reviving.

June 19, 2009

United States
Trade and Climate Change

The main U.S. bill on confronting climate change should adjust the way it proposes cushioning some vulnerable U.S. industries to avoid stirring protectionist fears, writes CFR’s Michael Levi.

June 3, 2009

Iran
Harnessing Iran’s Role in Afghanistan

CFR’s George Gavrilis urges U.S. officials to build a partnership with Iran in Afghanistan to help stabilize Kabul, and possibly plant the seeds for broader rapprochement.

July 15, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Clinton’s Challenge in India

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to India with an opportunity to further improve a relationship that has been transformed over the last decade, says CFR’s Evan Feigenbaum, until recently the …

August 6, 2009

Ethiopia
U.S. Policy Shift Needed in the Horn of Africa

CFR’s Bronwyn Bruton says the U.S.-Ethiopia security partnership is undermining U.S. counterterror goals in Somalia. If the United States hopes to play a constructive role in Somalia, it must address…

September 10, 2009

United States
Is New York a Counterterrorism Model?

New York City has developed a sophisticated local and global counterterrorism program since the 9/11 attacks, writes CFR’s Lydia Khalil. Now the NYPD must determine from where the next terrorism thre…

September 18, 2009

International Organizations
Obama at the UN: The Burden of the Anti-Bush

President Obama’s first appearance before the UN General Assembly is an opportunity to reassert U.S. leadership at the world body on issues from nonproliferation to peacekeeping, writes CFR’s Stewart…

September 22, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
What Americans Want from the United Nations

Surveys during the past decade show consistent support among Americans for the UN’s role in the world order but also worry about its dysfunctions. CFR’s Stewart Patrick says President Barack Obama sh…