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May 12, 2016

China
Behind China’s Gambit in Pakistan

China’s flagship investment project in Pakistan could provide a much needed economic spark, but significant security and political challenges loom.

September 25, 2015

Global
U.S. Climate Policies Get a Papal Nod

The visit of Pope Francis cast a spotlight on U.S. climate policies, which rely on executive action to chase emission reduction targets pledged ahead of a year-end conference, write CFR’s Varun Sivar…

August 6, 2011

United States
U.S. Treasuries Lose ’Risk-Free’ Luster

U.S. lawmakers’ brinkmanship over raising the debt ceiling could have prompted a series of moves--the downgrading of U.S. debt by Standard and Poor’s being one--that could cause a selloff of U.S. sec…

January 19, 2017

Iran
Why Is Iran Imprisoning Iranian-Americans?

What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.

February 20, 2009

Iran
Assessing Motives in Tehran

As American policymakers and foreign policy experts argue over the proper reaction to Iran’s apparent quest for nuclear weapons, CFR’s Intelligence Fellow Frank Procida asks whether the West should b…

May 31, 2013

Poland
Poland

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Grzegorz Ekiert and George Soroka examine Poland’s wholesale transformation from a Commun…

January 22, 2019

India
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs More Indian Ocean

Washington will need to identify and commit to specific goals in the Indo-Pacific if this geographic and strategic approach is to be successful.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Trump hold a joint news conferences at the White House.

February 3, 2014

Russia
Russia After Sochi

The Sochi Olympics have placed a spotlight on the poor global standing of Russia under Vladimir Putin, whose policies are likely to damage relations with the West long after the Games are over, write…

May 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia
Why a Saudi Virus Is Spreading Alarm

A new virus discovered in Saudi Arabia is raising deep concerns over its lethality. An intellectual property dispute could be impeding efforts to contain it, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.

November 4, 2009

United States
The Fall of the Wall and American Grand Strategy

The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago marked a triumph of the U.S. strategy of containment. But U.S. policymakers have been struggling to establish new guidelines for confronting the world’s compl…