November 24, 2008
Russia’s toughest economic challenge since the collapse of 1998 could lead it to a less confrontational foreign policy and a loss of international standing, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
August 6, 2009
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…
June 18, 2010
The upcoming G8 and G20 conferences mark a shift to a "multipolar age," particularly if the G20 is able to agree on a continuing path to a stable global recovery, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.
February 2, 2011
Whatever change follows Egypt’s political turbulence, any new government will have to confront the country’s rampant unemployment, cronyism, and other factors impeding growth and development, in addi…
March 18, 2011
Japan bears only some resemblance to the Asian countries ravaged by the 2004 tsunami, but their recovery experiences could provide valuable insights to leaders in Tokyo, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzi…
March 24, 2011
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Thailand’s democratic failure and offers lessons from the Thai experience for new governments and reformers in the Middle East.
February 25, 2011
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…
June 30, 2011
Gridlock over raising the debt ceiling has already tarnished Washington’s image and failure to address the problem in one month could cause enormous global financial upheaval, writes CFR’s Sebastian …
October 21, 2011
Tunisians triggered the first of the Arab world upheavals, but can they sustain support for democratic changes? CFR’s Victoria Taylor says the elections for a constitutional assembly will test Tunisi…
May 21, 2012
Even before Egyptians cast ballots for a new president this week, they will have engineered a surprising shift in power that reflects impressive strides, writes CFR’s Steven Cook.