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April 1, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
The Evolving Turkish Role in Mideast Peace Diplomacy

CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook argues that in an era of diminished resources for the United States, Turkey can play a critical and constructive role in the Middle East.

July 15, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Clinton’s Challenge in India

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to India with an opportunity to further improve a relationship that has been transformed over the last decade, says CFR’s Evan Feigenbaum, until recently the …

August 6, 2009

Ethiopia
U.S. Policy Shift Needed in the Horn of Africa

CFR’s Bronwyn Bruton says the U.S.-Ethiopia security partnership is undermining U.S. counterterror goals in Somalia. If the United States hopes to play a constructive role in Somalia, it must address…

February 11, 2011

United States
The Whys and Hows of Promoting Democracy

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Mark Lagon examines the uneven history of promoting democracy in U.S. foreign policy and offers lessons for how the United States can best advance democracy today…

June 9, 2011

Thailand
Thailand’s Elections: Resolution or Implosion?

Thailand’s general elections in July could mark a crucial step toward reconciliation but are likely to fuel further resentments that have roiled the country and eroded regional stability, says CFR’s …

October 30, 2015

Nepal
Disaster Relief: China and India Come Together

Chinese and Indian relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake set a precedent for trust building between two countries whose cooperation will be crucial to the prosperity of South A…

May 15, 2012

Security Alliances
NATO’s Chicago Agenda

The upcoming NATO summit will include talks on the endgame in Afghanistan, a new smart defense doctrine, and bolstering global partnerships, all of it colored by fundamental questions about the role …

September 18, 2009

International Organizations
Obama at the UN: The Burden of the Anti-Bush

President Obama’s first appearance before the UN General Assembly is an opportunity to reassert U.S. leadership at the world body on issues from nonproliferation to peacekeeping, writes CFR’s Stewart…

February 1, 2012

Myanmar
How Myanmar Changed and What It Means

Myanmar’s sudden transition from repressive pariah to potential democracy should be viewed through the lens of a military alarmed by people power revolts and by the country’s increasingly shaky econo…

June 4, 2010

Development
World Cup and South Africa’s Unmet Goals

The upcoming soccer World Cup brings enormous prestige to South Africa’s still-emerging democracy. But for all its post-apartheid progress, the country still must fix deep-rooted economic and politic…