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May 13, 2011

United States
Improving the Quality of Education

Sir Michael Barber, head of the Global Education Practice at McKinsey & Company argues that the key to improving educational systems is setting clear, internationally benchmarked standards, and attra…

March 26, 2014

India
India’s Change Election

More than eight hundred million Indians will head to the polls next month to elect a new government that must tackle corruption and a fizzling economy, explains CFR’s Alyssa Ayres.

January 29, 2014

Defense and Security
Securing the Sochi Olympics: Three Things to Know

Sochi’s volatile surroundings, the imposing scale of the games, and the need for an international coordinated response in the event of attack present security risks for the 2014 Winter Olympics, says…

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

September 6, 2013

Global
Syria & U.S.-Russian Relations: Three Things to Know

U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

May 10, 2013

Syria
Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will hold the Syrian government accountable for the use of chemical weapons on civilians. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three sets of conside…

February 15, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Three Things to Know

North Korea’s third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear…

December 19, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Conflict Prevention Priorities: Three Things to Know

CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three of the top conflict prevention priorities for 2013.

June 12, 2012

Global Governance
The G20 Mexico Summit

As world leaders prepare for the Group of Twenty nations summit June 18-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick talks with Enrique Berruga of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations about …

April 23, 2012

Elections and Voting
France’s Presidential Election: Three Things to Know

Following the first round of France’s presidential election, CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan discusses Nicolas Sarkozy’s chances and the potential impact of a Francois Hollande win on transatlantic ties and…