May 12, 2016
China’s flagship investment project in Pakistan could provide a much needed economic spark, but significant security and political challenges loom.
May 25, 2017
With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…
February 23, 2017
Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, writes CFR’s Max Boot.
October 13, 2016
The long-reigning Thai king’s tacit support of military coups over the last decade undercuts his past image as a force for stability.
March 27, 2009
President Obama’s first major overseas summits are shadowed by disputes with European allies over stimulus plans and commitment to the Afghan war. He should seize the opportunity to appeal for a stro…
November 4, 2009
The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago marked a triumph of the U.S. strategy of containment. But U.S. policymakers have been struggling to establish new guidelines for confronting the world’s compl…
November 13, 2008
CFR’s James Goldgeier and Charles Kupchan discuss the effect of the global financial crisis on Europe.
June 9, 2014
Syria’s civil war poses an expanding threat to the region and beyond. Washington should seize the opportunity that still exists to weaken the Assad regime, writes CFR’s Elliott Abrams.
February 21, 2013
A comprehensive new study of the world’s health status has the potential to dramatically improve how developing countries address surging problems like noncommunicable diseases, writes CFR’s Thomas B…
March 26, 2013
The success of a UN investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Aleppo province last week will depend on a number of factors and could prove inconclusive, says CFR’s Gregory Koblentz.