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April 12, 2012

Americas
Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

The summit in Colombia offers Washington an opportunity to boost growing economic ties amid ongoing disputes with regional partners over Cuba and the legalization of illicit drugs, writes CFR’s Shann…

June 9, 2014

Syria
Syria: Humanitarian Disaster—and Security Threat

Syria’s civil war poses an expanding threat to the region and beyond. Washington should seize the opportunity that still exists to weaken the Assad regime, writes CFR’s Elliott Abrams.

May 14, 2015

China
Tackling China’s Environmental Health Crisis

Soaring levels of air, water, and soil pollution pose growing health risks and feed public discontent toward the government, but political hurdles prevent China from effectively addressing the proble…

November 12, 2008

Economic Crises
In China, Stimulus and Questions about Global Financial Governance

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy and Adam Segal write that Chinese leadership in resolving the financial crisis is likely to be constrained.

April 27, 2011

Political Movements
China: The New Virtual Political System

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy and Jared Mondschein assess the rise of online activism in China and what it means for the country’s political system.  

January 14, 2011

China
Reality in U.S.-China Relations

A series of frank statements by U.S. officials before the upcoming summit with Chinese president Hu Jintao provides an important new footing for advancing cooperation between the two countries, says…

March 7, 2011

China
China’s Revealing Five-Year Priorities

China’s new five-year work plan has a familiar list of growth and energy targets, an emphasis on technology investments, and special concerns about resource constraints and corruption, says CFR’s Eli…

July 7, 2015

China
The Risks and Rewards of SCO Expansion

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is expected to welcome India and Pakistan as full members at its fifteenth annual summit in Ufa, Russia. CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy and William Piekos weigh the …

April 13, 2016

Global
CRISPR: Transformative and Troubling

A new genetic technology has the potential to cure diseases and boost plant, insect, and human lives, but it also poses profound ethical questions.

July 26, 2016

South Africa
Overcoming the Legacy of White Supremacy in South Africa

Local elections in South Africa will provide a barometer for public concerns over a stubborn problem: how to reduce stark inequalities between whites and blacks, writes CFR’s John Campbell.