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May 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
A New Beginning

Overview 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…

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…

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…

November 27, 2006

Venezuela
Living with Hugo

Overview Hugo Chávez poses a challenge to U.S. interests in the Americas. Just how much of a challenge, though, is a matter of disagreement among experts. With Venezuelan oil revenues soaring a…

February 16, 2007

Bolivia
Bolivia on the Brink

Overview Three years ago, the Council on Foreign Relations launched a commission to examine U.S. policy in the Andean region and the Colombian conflict. The result, Andes 2020: A New Strategy f…

March 19, 2006

Homeland Security
Neglected Defense

Overview The withering scrutiny that ports have received in recent weeks has highlighted America’s ongoing state of national vulnerability. In the fifth year since 9/11, federal efforts to enli…

March 16, 2007

Trade
The United States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Overview The Doha negotiations have stalled since last summer, and, as the November elections in the United States highlighted, American advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. …

June 1, 2006

Turkey
Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Overview The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever. Unfortuna…

June 30, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Avoiding Transfers to Torture

Overview A number of U.S. counterterrorism practices have generated significant controversy in recent years. One area in which the United States faces particular criticism is the treatment of t…

January 8, 2009

North Korea
Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea

Overview North Korea poses difficult challenges for U.S. foreign policy. It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongo…