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May 31, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
Freedom, Prosperity, and Security

Overview Africa, mired in poverty, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and armed conflict, has rightfully occupied a prominent place in the G8’s agenda over the past several years. This report, written in a…

June 8, 2005

Kosovo
Forgotten Intervention?

Overview 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…

April 21, 2009

Oceans and Seas
The National Interest and the Law of the Sea

Overview The oceans have long been a critical arena for international relations. Before there was air travel and instantaneous communication, people, goods, and ideas traveled the world by ship. F…

April 6, 2012

Americas
Countering Criminal Violence in Central America

Overview Violent crime in Central America—particularly in the "northern triangle" of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala—is reaching breathtaking levels. Murder rates in the region are among the …

March 4, 2009

Economic Crises
Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis

Overview As the economic crisis has spread from financial markets to real economies in countries around the world, governments have understandably focused on short-term measures to contain the dam…

March 1, 2010

Somalia
Somalia

Overview Even among failed states—those countries unable to exercise authority over their territory and provide the most basic services to their people—Somalia stands apart. A country of some nine…

July 10, 2008

Pakistan
Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt

Overview Pakistan constitutes one of the most important and difficult challenges facing U.S. foreign policy. What is at stake is considerable by any measure. Pakistan is the world's second-most-po…

September 30, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Getting Serious About the Twin Deficits

Overview 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…

December 5, 2010

International Organizations
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Overview The UN Security Council remains an important source of legitimacy for international action. Yet despite dramatic changes in the international system over the past forty-five years, the co…

June 18, 2006

Mexico
Challenges for a Postelection Mexico

Overview The contentious July 2006 Mexican presidential election has placed Mexico squarely back on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. Following months of unrest in which supporters of Manuel Lópe…