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October 21, 2022

COVID-19
Preventing and Preparing for Pandemics With Zoonotic Origins

Every viral pandemic since 1900 has been the result of spillover from animals to humans. Public health systems should take the steps outlined by Jay Varma and Neil Vora to limit the potential for spi…

August 25, 2022

West Africa
Preventing Conflict in Coastal West Africa

The Global Fragility Act allows the United States to encourage greater stability in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Togo over the next ten years, argues Eric Silla, though it will be contentio…

A police officer looks on protesters blocking the road in Conakry, Guinea.

May 21, 2020

COVID-19
Challenges of Global Governance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Representatives from the Council of Councils institutes discuss COVID-19 and its effects on global governance.

A worker wearing a protective suit disinfects a globe-shaped public garden, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Algiers, Algeria, on March 23, 2020.

December 16, 2019

United States
Preparing for the Next Foreign Policy Crisis

It is vital that the United States devote more attention and resources to preventing potential crises from arising and being better prepared to manage them when they do.

October 14, 2011

Security Alliances
The State of the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Republic of Korea (ROK) president Lee Myung-bak arrived in Washington this week for a state visit with President Barack Obama. This U.S.-ROK summit meeting comes as the legislatures of both countries…

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October 28, 2009

Economic Crises
Improving Resolution Options for Systemically Relevant Financial Institutions

Overview There are critical holes in the existing regulatory framework for handling large complex financial institutions that become impaired. This uncertainty makes it difficult for regulators to…

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December 8, 2016

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

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April 21, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Reinventing Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation as Cooperative Endeavors

Differences between nuclear and nonnuclear weapons states could seriously weaken the nuclear regime. Recasting disarmament as a common endeavor that addresses each country’s legitimate interests and …

An inflatable nuclear missile balloon stands at the ready before a protest held by the group Global Zero in McPherson Square in Washington, DC.

February 23, 2021

Space
The Outer Space Treaty

Outer space is growing more crowded and contested. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan recommends regulating activities that disrupt, deny, or destroy space systems to ensure outer space is available to all…

A satellite with three extended solar panels passes over a cloudy ocean while orbiting Earth.

June 28, 2017

China
Geostrategic Implications of China’s Twin Economic Challenges

As China seeks to reorient the focus of its economy from investment and export to consumption, national security will become a more prominent strategic priority. The United States should recognize this shift and cooperate with China in its move toward a more sustainable growth path.

An employee works at a clothes factory in Huaxi village, of Jiangsu Province, on December 3, 2010. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)