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April 6, 2012

Americas
Countering Criminal Violence in Central America

Overview Violent crime in Central America—particularly in the "northern triangle" of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala—is reaching breathtaking levels. Murder rates in the region are among the …

May 7, 2009

Canada
The Canadian Oil Sands

Overview Rhetoric in Washington often focuses on areas where energy security and climate change, two increasingly prominent elements of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, align. Many important deci…

September 22, 2008

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism

Overview The basis of nuclear doctrine during the Cold War was deterrence. Nuclear powers were deterred from attacking each other by the fear of retaliation. Today, much of the concern over possib…

June 1, 2006

India
U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation

Overview The recent nuclear deal concluded between the Bush administration and the government of India has highlighted tensions between two widely held American foreign policy objectives: strength…

December 2, 2011

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

The United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia has been one of the cornerstones of U.S. policy in the Middle East for decades. Despite their substantial differences in history, culture, and govern…

December 5, 2010

International Organizations
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Overview The UN Security Council remains an important source of legitimacy for international action. Yet despite dramatic changes in the international system over the past forty-five years, the co…

April 21, 2010

International Law
From Rome to Kampala

Overview The United States has long been a leading force behind international efforts to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. It spearheaded the prosecution of German and Japanese offi…

October 8, 2009

Conflict Prevention
Enhancing U.S. Preventive Action

Overview Few would dispute that preventing conflict, instability, and humanitarian disaster is preferable to confronting these problems after they arise. Preventive measures are generally less exp…

March 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Overview A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Lessons of the Financial Crisis, calls for major economic reforms, both to avoid fueling excessive corporate and individual borro…

June 30, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Avoiding Transfers to Torture

Overview A number of U.S. counterterrorism practices have generated significant controversy in recent years. One area in which the United States faces particular criticism is the treatment of t…