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May 31, 2013

Indonesia
Indonesia

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Indonesia’s political, security, and economic achievements si…

December 2, 2009

Elections and Voting
Avoiding Elections at Any Cost in Iraq

CFR’s Rachel Schneller says Iraqi political factions should be given time to sort out their power-sharing rules rather than be rushed into elections in January 2010, a date pegged to U.S. troop withd…

November 24, 2008

Development
Russia and the Global Economic Crisis

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.

April 13, 2011

Japan
How to Reshape Post-Crisis Japan

Japan’s ability to rebound from its triple disaster in March will require more than just rebuilding; it will demand restructuring in areas from energy and farm policy to decentralization of power, wr…

May 15, 2012

Security Alliances
NATO’s Chicago Agenda

The upcoming NATO summit will include talks on the endgame in Afghanistan, a new smart defense doctrine, and bolstering global partnerships, all of it colored by fundamental questions about the role …

February 13, 2013

United States
The Long Road of U.S. Fiscal Reform

The president’s annual address set the stage for more political wrangling over U.S. fiscal policy at a time when decisiveness is crucial for the economy, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.

March 17, 2010

Indonesia
Obama’s Missed Opportunity in Indonesia

President Obama must not let his postponed trip to Indonesia scuttle U.S. plans to forge a lasting strategic partnership with an emerging world power, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.

November 20, 2008

Climate Change
A Changed Prognosis for Climate Change Policy

CFR Senior Fellow Michael Levi writes that the financial crisis will affect U.S. near-term efforts to deal with energy security and climate change.

May 19, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Nuclear Concerns in Unstable Mideast

The events convulsing the Middle East should prompt supplier states to place a moratorium on most nuclear cooperation with the region and devise long-term plans for better safeguarding major nuclear …

October 11, 2013

India
Politics and Indo-Pakistani Normalization

Indo-Pakistani relations have made small strides toward normalcy but face a period of steep challenges amid leadership changes throughout the region, writes CFR’s Daniel Markey.