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February 3, 2022

COVID-19
The COVID-19 Pandemic and China's Global Health Leadership

China's ambitions for global health leadership are faltering as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. The country's mixed record of addressing the virus offers opportunities for U.S. global health leadersh…

April 27, 2022

Climate Change
Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk

Reflecting sunlight should be considered a potential stopgap for rising global temperatures, argues Stewart M. Patrick.

May 7, 2007

International Organizations
Reform of the International Monetary Fund

Overview The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II. Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…

August 23, 2010

Cybersecurity
Internet Governance in an Age of Cyber Insecurity

Overview The Internet, since its debut in 1989, has revolutionized commerce, communication, military action, and governance. Much of the modern world is simply inconceivable without it. This revol…

February 25, 2016

China
Xi Jinping on the Global Stage

In light of China's deepening economic slowdown, "China's foreign policy may well be driven increasingly by the risk of domestic political instability," write Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger …

June 11, 2008

Capital Flows
Global FDI Policy

Overview Foreign investment has been a principal engine of global economic growth in recent years. Foreign investment, though, is not immune to the sort of resistance that we are seeing wi…

March 4, 2009

Economic Crises
Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis

Overview As the economic crisis has spread from financial markets to real economies in countries around the world, governments have understandably focused on short-term measures to contain the dam…

June 10, 2021

Human Trafficking
Ending Human Trafficking in the Twenty-First Century

Human trafficking bolsters abusive regimes and criminal groups, weakens global supply chains, fuels corruption, and undermines good governance. Jamille Bigio and Rachel B. Vogelstein urge the United …

November 10, 2020

United States
Revitalizing the State Department and American Diplomacy

Talent flight, institutional stagnation, and ever-evolving policy challenges such as COVID-19 plague a beleaguered State Department. American diplomacy requires serious changes, starting with institutional reform.

September 21, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Partners in Preventive Action

Overview The unipolar moment, to the extent it ever existed, has now truly passed. The United States is part of a globalized world, in which the flows of goods, finance, people, and much more conn…