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January 31, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Evaluating the Obama Administration’s Drone Reforms

Overview Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, serve a host of military functions. Although they are predominantly used for surveillance, they are also increasingly used as remotely operated weapon…

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January 11, 2017

China
Environmental Health and China’s Rise

Overview Compared to other crises, environmental health challenges have some distinctive features that warrant special attention. It is extremely difficult to establish a causal relationship betwe…

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October 18, 2010

Pakistan
Council on Foreign Relations/Foreign Affairs Back-to-School Event

College and graduate students engage with CFR fellows and other experts for an interactive discussion on Pakistan during the unveiling of CFR's Crisis Guide: Pakistan, as part of the first annual Bac…

April 7, 2016

Cybersecurity
Encryption Explained: A Council on Foreign Relations Infographic

The debate over encryption has been in the headlines a lot over the past few weeks, fueled in part by the clash over the San Bernardino iPhone, whether the attackers in Paris and Belgium used encrypt…

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September 8, 2006

United States
Making New York Safer Symposium

Overview On July 5, the White House released an updated National Strategy for Combating Terrorism. “America is safer but we are not yet safe,” it states. The same could be said about New York, or …

August 1, 2003

Media
Correspondence: An International Review of Culture and Society

In reading the major cultural periodicals, we are seeking to report significant or interesting developments in the various countries. In many instances, these are synopses of articles. In other insta…

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November 19, 2002

Angola
The Repatriation of Angolan Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

1. What we know: The United Nations hopes that the peace process in Angola is irreversible. The disarmament of the National Union of the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) military forces has be…

May 30, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Strengthening the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Introduction The U.S.-Saudi relationship is based on common interests that are fundamental and critical to both countries. Since September 11, however, many factions on both sides are calling for …

May 30, 2002

Egypt
Strengthening the U.S.-Egyptian Relationship

Introduction The U.S.-Egyptian relationship is rooted in strategic calculation. It bolsters peace between Egypt and Israel and makes possible broader peace in the region. The U.S.-Egyptian relatio…

February 15, 2000

Radicalization and Extremism
U.S. Policy Toward Islamism

Overview For policymakers, Islamism, Islamist states, and Islamist movements pose a set of awkward and unusual problems. By default as well as by design, the U.S. government, and especially its na…