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August 29, 2022

Mozambique
Stabilizing Mozambique

Mozambique faces a host of challenges, from escalating climate crises to an ongoing insurgency in the country's northeast, that the United States can help contain with funding from the Global Fragili…

A convoy of Rwandan soldiers drives by Mozambicans on a roadside.

March 8, 2021

Inequality
Transforming International Affairs Education to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Insufficient leadership, outdated curricula, and alienating school climates leave future foreign policy experts ill prepared to address the social forces contributing to fragility and unrest globally…

Protesters hold up placards as they “take a knee” in front of a police line at a Black Lives Matter demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in London on June 7, 2020.

September 11, 2007

Iraq
CFR Fellows Respond to Iraq Testimony

Following congressional testimony by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, the top two U.S. officials in Iraq, six CFR experts offered their own insights. Peter Beinart: Decision …

October 13, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Enhancing U.S. Diplomatic Engagement with Nonstate Armed Groups

Overview In this CPA Working Paper, Payton L. Knopf, a former Council on Foreign Relations fellow and current Foreign Service officer, discusses the importance of developing innovative diplomatic …

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July 28, 2000

Japan
A New Beginning

Overview President George W. Bush should challenge his Japanese counterpart to launch a joint initiative to create a U.S.-Japan “open marketplace”--free of tariffs, with minimal regulatory impedim…

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May 29, 2020

Election 2020
Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and oth…

President Donald J. Trump holds up an executive order in front of a crowd at the White House.

May 28, 2003

Defense and Security
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Overview Almost exactly a year after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush released to Congress and the American public his National Security Strategy, the most detai…

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April 21, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Reinventing Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation as Cooperative Endeavors

Differences between nuclear and nonnuclear weapons states could seriously weaken the nuclear regime. Recasting disarmament as a common endeavor that addresses each country’s legitimate interests and …

An inflatable nuclear missile balloon stands at the ready before a protest held by the group Global Zero in McPherson Square in Washington, DC.

March 13, 2008

Kenya
Policy Options Paper—Kenya

This paper was written by Michelle D. Gavin, adjunct fellow for Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations and former senior U.S. Senate staffer. It was distributed on March 14, 2007, to select membe…

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May 11, 2012

Human Rights
The Global Human Rights Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Although the concept of human rights is abstract, how it is applied has a direct and enormous impact on daily life wor…

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