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October 1, 2000

Colombia
U.S. Interests and Objectives in Colombia

Overview Colombia today faces a profound national crisis, more wrenching than any in its history. Political and criminal violence are endemic, fueled by enormous profits from the illegal drug trad…

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February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…

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January 1, 2003

Iraq
Guiding Principles for U.S. Post-Conflict Policy in Iraq

Overview As we gain perspective on the initial postwar period in Iraq, a conventional wisdom has formed about key mistakes the U.S. government made in the early months of the occupation. This pres…

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March 22, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Seeking Nuclear Security Through Greater International Coordination

Overview In April 2009, U.S. president Barack Obama identified nuclear terrorism as the gravest threat to the United States. But debates in the main decision-making bodies in Vienna and New York r…

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December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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August 31, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Global Regime for Terrorism

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge September 11, 2001, shocked the international system, changing global perspectives on both the threat of terrorism and…

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September 15, 2011

Security Alliances
The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future

Overview The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Aspen Institute India (Aii) have cosponsored a U.S.-India Joint Study Group to identify the shared national interests that motivate the United S…

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March 14, 2012

Labor and Employment
After Manufacturing

Overview No state was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing employment than North Carolina. But while some parts of the state were able to shift into more competitive sectors, others have bee…

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September 10, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Latino Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Overview Latino immigrant entrepreneurs are making important yet largely overlooked contributions to the U.S. economy. With expanding Latino markets at home and abroad, their economic impact is se…

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October 15, 2012

Trade
Freeing the Global Market

Overview One of the most worrisome trends in international trade is the growing use of government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) in advanced developing countries. The distortio…

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