May 11, 2004
As a victim of terrorism and the strongest supporter of U.S. counterterrorism policy among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines already plays a vital…
September 27, 2004
Ten years after the Rwandan genocide, the tragically slow global response to the unrest in Sudan’s Darfur region shows that the international community still lacks the capacity to deal ef…
May 17, 2004
The Bush administration’s $15 billion AIDS initiative has received much attention for its boldness and size.
But, according to this indispensable Council Special Report, it will not su…
April 25, 2005
Iraq's election on January 30 was an important step in the country's political transition.
Still it is essential to keep a sense of perspective. In a democracy, power is distributed am…
June 8, 2005
The price of U.S. and EU inaction in the western Balkans was amply illustrated in the 1990s, as opportunities for preventive action were squandered and the former Yugoslavia descended int…
September 1, 2005
People naturally disagree about who is responsible for the partisan tone and tactics in Washington, DC, these days, but most agree on this: It's worse, it's more intense, and it's nastier…
September 30, 2005
Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…
May 16, 2005
Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world.
Although many Muslims are angry at wh…
March 1, 2006
A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States has the potential to make the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, look like a historical footnote.
In addition to the imme…
March 30, 2006
For four decades Papuans have struggled, sometimes violently, over their integration into Indonesia.
Yet recent events in Indonesia have created an opportunity to make progress on reso…