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November 29, 2017

North Korea
The Challenge From North Korea

This Global Governance Working Paper is a new feature of the Council of Councils (CoC), an initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations. Targeting critical global problems where new, creative think…

A rally celebrating the success of a recent nuclear test is held in Kim Il Sung square.

November 28, 2018

France
Macron Leads Renewed Calls for Return of Looted African Artifacts

A report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron recommends that France should return to Africa art and artifacts held in French cultural institutions. France will return twenty-six artifacts to Benin. Discussions organized in the Netherlands by the Benin Dialogue Group (BDG), comprising representatives of European museums with significant African collections and Nigeria, produced an agreement to loan artifacts back to Nigeria within three years.

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November 29, 2018

Arctic
Arctic Governance

As national governments, international institutions, and nonstate actors explore approaches to Arctic governance, a cohesive approach is necessary to address the environmental, economic, sociocultural, and geopolitical challenges the region faces.

Norway's Crown Prince Haakon (center) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit (right) look at an Arctic map at the   Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on November 7, 2016.

December 4, 2017

United States
Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace by Paul B. Stares

Paul Stares discusses his new book, Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace. Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy for how the United States can manag…

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May 17, 2016

Global
Crisis in Global Governance: A Conversation With Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Experts discuss the mounting challenges to international cooperation today, and the launch of the Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation.

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April 6, 2006

Italy
Italy Election Preview

Italians will head to the polls for parliamentary elections on April 9 and 10 to determine whether Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or challenger Romano Prodi and his center-left coalition wi…

January 29, 2014

China
Tracking China's Resource Quest

CFR Fellows Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss their recently published book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World.

January 29, 2014

China
Tracking China's Resource Quest

CFR Fellows Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss their recently published book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the Worl…

September 24, 2013

Italy
Italian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century

Enrico Letta will discuss Italian foreign policy and recent developments in the Middle East.

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Iraqi Economy

This publication is now archived. What’s the state of Iraq’s economy?Iraq’s economy, which suffered badly as a result of years of sanctions and the immediate devastation caused by U.S.-led invasion, …