April 26, 2010
Arizona’s new immigration law is unwise, unworkable, and probably unconstitutional. And who’s to blame? Actually, the rest of the country, writes CFR’s Edward Alden.
June 24, 2010
The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and strengthening global financial supervision. This Backgrounder looks at the chief policy concerns of each.
June 21, 2010
China is unlikely to exert more pressure on North Korea, so Washington should redirect its own role in brokering inter-Korean peace and engaging Pyongyang, says CFR’s Nicole E. Lewis.
August 30, 2010
New tensions in the South China Sea are a growing test to China’s relations with the United States and China’s Southeast Asian neighbors, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.
September 30, 2010
A new round of talks on Sudan this week reflects stepped-up U.S. diplomacy ahead of two high-stakes votes scheduled for January. Success will hinge on sustained effort and a strategy for Darfur, says…
September 22, 2010
The escalating dispute between Beijing and Tokyo about Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain is a challenge for Washington and raises concerns about Chinese maritime activities in the A…
November 15, 2010
The Obama administration’s failure to reach a trade pact with South Korea and craft a strategic agenda for its alliance with Japan bodes ill for bolstering its influence in Asia, writes CFR’s Sheila …
February 17, 2011
Egypt’s post-Mubarak transition parallels Indonesia’s post-Suharto, argues CFR’s Karen Brooks. Indonesia’s example indicates the Muslim Brotherhood should be incorporated into Egyptian politics rathe…
February 11, 2011
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Mark Lagon examines the uneven history of promoting democracy in U.S. foreign policy and offers lessons for how the United States can best advance democracy today…
February 28, 2011
The March 2-3 visit of Mexico’s president to Washington offers a chance at easing tensions over the cross-border drug trade, and far more than security issues are at stake, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil.