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March 9, 2012

Disasters
Japan’s Nuclear Dilemma

One year after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is facing a dilemma of how to clean up the disaster and how to meet current and future energy needs, says expert Charles D. Ferguson, even as the gl…

October 25, 2011

Economic Crises
The EU’s ’Make or Break Moment’

The fate of the EU is in doubt as a crucial summit prepares to address the economic crisis. CFR’s Charles Kupchan says the union will likely survive and could even grow stronger by creating more capa…

May 20, 2011

Europe and Eurasia
In Obama’s European Trip, Mideast Echoes

President Obama’s upcoming European trip will aim to reassure European allies about transatlantic ties and forge consensus on supporting and sustaining democratic reforms in the Middle East, says CFR…

April 4, 2011

Libya
Libya’s Strains on NATO

France, Britain, and other NATO nations are now heading the Libya mission, but strains among members could be amplified if NATO tries to increase support for the rebels and the coalition still hasn’t…

April 1, 2011

Ivory Coast
Ending Ivory Coast’s Stand-Off

Conflict in Ivory Coast appears to be nearing a head, with internationally recognized presidential winner Alassane Ouattara poised to triumph. But CFR’s Jendayi Frazer notes that inaction by the Secu…

March 15, 2011

Japan
Japan’s Crisis for Nuclear Power

An extraordinary series of events has caused Japan’s nuclear crisis but it appears backup safety systems were flawed, says nuclear expert Charles Ferguson. He expects the disaster to slow some nucle…

November 17, 2010

Iraq
A Tenuous Deal in Iraq

Despite a walkout by political leader Ayad Allawi, the Iraq power-sharing deal can hold if Prime Minister Maliki keeps his word and if the formation of a new government stir up frictions among rival …

November 3, 2010

United States
Obama’s Political Obstacle Course

The Republican gains in Congress mean complications for President Obama’s arms control policy, a stalled climate change agenda, possible movement on trade, and likely more support on Afghanistan, say…

October 19, 2010

Security Alliances
Can NATO Nudge Russia Westward?

The French-Russian-German summit in Deauville this week sought to bring Russia closer to the West. Russia accepted an invitation to next month’s NATO summit, but CFR’s Charles Kupchan says Moscow que…

October 7, 2010

Economic Crises
A Divided and Insular EU

The eurozone fiscal crisis has led many EU members to discount the benefits of European integration, but the bloc is likely to muddle along and focus on inward relations while bonds with Washington w…