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November 18, 2008

Economic Crises
For Pakistan, a Global Downturn Adds to Woes

CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey writes that the global financial downturn is exacerbating preexisting economic problems in Pakistan.

February 23, 2009

Arms Industries and Trade
Helping Mexico Help Itself

Brazen assassinations, kidnappings, and political intimidation by drug lords conjure up images of Colombia in the early 1990s. Yet today it is Mexico that is being engulfed by escalating violence, an…

March 27, 2009

Afghanistan
Transatlantic Allies Need to Overcome Grumbling

President Obama’s first major overseas summits are shadowed by disputes with European allies over stimulus plans and commitment to the Afghan war. He should seize the opportunity to appeal for a stro…

September 10, 2009

United States
Is New York a Counterterrorism Model?

New York City has developed a sophisticated local and global counterterrorism program since the 9/11 attacks, writes CFR’s Lydia Khalil. Now the NYPD must determine from where the next terrorism thre…

September 22, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
What Americans Want from the United Nations

Surveys during the past decade show consistent support among Americans for the UN’s role in the world order but also worry about its dysfunctions. CFR’s Stewart Patrick says President Barack Obama sh…

October 13, 2009

China
Why China May Stumble

China’s continued impressive growth is by no means assured, writes CFR’s Steven Dunaway. Without basic changes to its economic model, including rule of law reforms, it could face considerable struggl…

January 11, 2010

Yemen
Are ’Ungoverned Spaces’ a Threat?

The Christmas bomb attempt on a Detroit-bound plane has raised new concerns about "ungoverned spaces." But CFR’s Stewart Patrick argues that the term fails to address the real security concerns prese…

January 14, 2010

Global Governance
Tragedy and Opportunity for Haiti

Haiti’s earthquake lays bare woeful political and economic dysfunctions, but in the global disaster response, there is a chance to get aid right, writes CFR’s Kara C. McDonald.

January 22, 2010

Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Deradicalization Experiment

Saudi Arabia’s program to deradicalize suspected terrorists has experienced some high-profile failures but could still provide important lessons for other states, says CFR’s Marisa Porges.

February 4, 2010

Drug Policy
The Good and Bad News about Afghan Opium

International efforts have helped reduce the number of Afghan provinces growing opium poppies. But CFR’s George Gavrilis says the drug trade continues to flourish, requiring broader counternarcotics …