July 3, 2013
President Obama laid out a notable agenda for Africa on his recent visit, refocusing U.S. attention on a continent many critics feel the White House has neglected, says CFR’s John Campbell.
May 29, 2013
A new virus discovered in Saudi Arabia is raising deep concerns over its lethality. An intellectual property dispute could be impeding efforts to contain it, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
December 18, 2012
A conservative and a progressive appear to offer South Koreans sharply different presidential options, but both are likely to pursue similar foreign policy tracks, says CFR’s Scott Snyder.
April 14, 2011
The crisis in U.S.-Pakistani relations followed mounting mistrust over the U.S. war in Afghanistan, in particular. But Washington should seize the chance to reinvigorate ties rather than look elsewhe…
April 13, 2011
Japan’s ability to rebound from its triple disaster in March will require more than just rebuilding; it will demand restructuring in areas from energy and farm policy to decentralization of power, wr…
December 13, 2010
U.S. strategy in Afghanistan should be in line with the Obama administration’s political goals of defeating al-Qaeda rather than devoting resources to long-term nation building, says CFR’s Gian Genti…
December 6, 2010
The new U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has the potential to measurably spur the economy and reassure a top U.S. ally, but President Obama needs to take firmer steps to boost a flagging trade agenda,…
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.
April 28, 2010
Absent evidence of N. Korea’s involvement, S. Korea’s response to the recent sinking of one of its ships has been measured. But public anger about the incident will impact June elections and increase…
December 22, 2009
The time is ripe for President Obama to press for Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Convention and expand U.S. influence on oceans governance, write Scott Borgerson and Thomas Pickering.