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August 30, 2010

China
Avoiding a Tempest in the South China Sea

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

Sudan
Intensifying Diplomacy on Sudan

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…

April 28, 2011

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States should see family planning as a foreign policy priority that leads to healthier and more prosperous societies, and should increase funding, resources and support for those countries…

June 9, 2011

Turkey
Constitutional Stakes in Turkey’s Election

There is little doubt Prime Minister Erdogan’s AKP party will retain power in Turkey’s June 12 elections. The focus will be on whether he uses his mandate to consolidate Turkish democracy under a new…

July 7, 2011

Sudan
South Sudan’s Challenge to Africa’s Colonial Borders

South Sudan’s independence July 9 could encourage secession efforts elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, but elites in those countries will likely stymie those attempts at challenging colonial borders, a…

August 15, 2011

Conflict Prevention
How New Atrocity-Prevention Steps Can Work

New efforts by the Obama administration to prioritize the prevention of atrocities can only make a difference if authorities are able to surmount challenges ranging from bureaucratic inertia to fickl…

December 2, 2011

Afghanistan
How Afghanization Can Work

What is the best way to stabilize Afghanistan at a time when international forces are scaling down commitments? Putting Afghan troops in the lead of their own counterinsurgency efforts, writes CFR’s …

July 23, 2012

China
South China Sea: From Bad to Worse?

ASEAN has failed to ease tensions over the South China Sea this summer, but China and its neighbors still have options for restoring calm, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.

February 17, 2009

Grand Strategy
The Tricky U.S.-Russia ‘Reset’ Button

The Kremlin and the Obama administration have signaled a desire to work toward a more cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship. But CFR Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff says Russian sensitivity over its "near abro…

May 14, 2013

Mexico
Mexico

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Shannon O’Neil charts the gradual decline of Mexico’s "perfect dictatorship" and its repl…