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July 20, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Proliferation Security Initiative

Overview The ongoing nuclear crises in Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the threat of terrorist groups using weapons of mass destruction demonstrate the nuclear nonproliferat…

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February 1, 2016

Infrastructure
Road to Nowhere: Federal Transportation Infrastructure Policy

In the first installment of the Renewing America Progress Report and Scorecards, "Road to Nowhere: Federal Transportation Infrastructure Policy" provides a critical assessment of federal transportation policy, including background on major policy initiatives and analysis of what's needed to start moving forward.

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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.

April 18, 2018

China
Managing Global Disorder: Prospects for U.S.-China Cooperation

No major transnational problems will be solved without some cooperation between the United States and China. It is imperative that the two countries avoid a further deterioration of the relationship and instead identify areas of potential cooperation.

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May 26, 2016

Global Governance
Report: New Geopolitics of China, India, and Pakistan

Overview South Asia is in the midst of a geopolitical transformation wrought by several simultaneous developments: China's rise, both economically and militarily, and its efforts to increase its c…

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June 2, 2016

G20 (Group of Twenty)
China’s G20 Challenge

Overview China's leadership of the Group of Twenty (G20) in 2016 comes at a moment when the role of the G20 itself is being challenged by disappointingly slow global growth and a trend toward regi…

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June 21, 2016

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.-China Competition

Overview Competition between the United States and a rising China has shaped the contours of global politics, security, and economics since the beginning of the twenty-first century. However, the …

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May 23, 2018

Southeast Asia
The U.S.-Southeast Asia Relationship: Responding to China’s Rise

The United States’ strategic and economic relationships with Southeast Asia are deteriorating fast and may be seriously diminished by 2030. However, the United States can take several measures to bolster its strategic and economic ties with Southeast Asia to counter China's rise in the region.

A sailor walks behind aircraft on the U.S. Navy carrier USS Carl Vinson after it docked at a port in Danang, Vietnam, on March 5, 2018. (Kham/Reuters)

August 20, 2018

European Union
Managing Global Disorder: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation

In July 2018, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action convened a workshop to examine areas of cooperation between the United States and the European Union. The workshop was mad…

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