July 17, 2015
Talks over Iran’s nuclear program have concluded with a deal that will limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from economic and financial sanctions. Before the sanctions are lifted,…
July 7, 2015
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (known as the "BRICS") are forming multilateral bodies intended to reduce Western influence over the global financial system, explains CFR’s Stewart Pat…
February 18, 2015
Terrorism today is increasingly transnational, geographically dispersed, and ideologically diverse, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.
March 28, 2014
Western leaders’ ejection of Russia from the Group of Eight eliminates a "longstanding irritant" for the G7, but it will not likely influence Putin’s strategic calculations, says CFR’s Stewart M. Pat…
November 14, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan has raised international awareness about the capabilities and limitations of preparing for natural disasters and relief, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.
March 15, 2012
The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…
March 14, 2012
A second tier of middle-income powers is emerging beyond the BRICS alliance of Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick discusses how these countries complicate traditi…
February 28, 2012
The UN Human Rights Council is emerging as an increasingly relevant player in the Syrian crisis. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the revived global human rights forum.
February 15, 2012
As Mexico prepares to welcome the first meeting of G20 foreign ministers this weekend, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the world’s steering body for global financial coo…
January 11, 2012
CFR’s Stewart Patrick outlines the debate over UN Security Council reform and discusses the obstacles going forward.