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April 4, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Overview Nuclear technology has long been recognized as capable of both tremendous benefits and tremendous destruction. With this in mind, countries have devised international arrangements intende…

June 20, 2014

Defense Technology
Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation

Overview The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These a…

March 4, 2009

Economic Crises
Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis

Overview As the economic crisis has spread from financial markets to real economies in countries around the world, governments have understandably focused on short-term measures to contain the dam…

March 1, 2010

Somalia
Somalia

Overview Even among failed states—those countries unable to exercise authority over their territory and provide the most basic services to their people—Somalia stands apart. A country of some nine…

January 8, 2009

North Korea
Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea

Overview North Korea poses difficult challenges for U.S. foreign policy. It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongo…

December 9, 2009

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Overview On a stone wall at the memorial of the Dachau concentration camp, a promise is written in five languages: "Never Again." Yet in the decades since the Holocaust, in places from Cambodia to…

March 19, 2006

Homeland Security
Neglected Defense

Overview The withering scrutiny that ports have received in recent weeks has highlighted America’s ongoing state of national vulnerability. In the fifth year since 9/11, federal efforts to enli…

November 15, 2010

Defense and Security
Congress and National Security

Overview The U.S. Congress is among the most maligned institutions in the country. In July of this year, it registered an 11 percent approval rate—below banks, television news, and health insuranc…

September 30, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Getting Serious About the Twin Deficits

Overview Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…

March 16, 2007

Trade
The United States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Overview The Doha negotiations have stalled since last summer, and, as the November elections in the United States highlighted, American advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. …