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September 13, 2016

United States
The History of the U.S. Presidential Election Process: Lessons Moving Forward

Experts discuss the history and development of the U.S. presidential nominating process, including primaries, caucuses, and conventions, and whether the process should be changed in light of the unpr…

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July 19, 2016

Turkey
Turkey Update: Erdogan’s Outlook and the Consequences of the Failed Coup

CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses the consequences of Turkey's failed coup.

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December 3, 2015

Defense and Security
From No Boots to Nightmare Fuel in Syria

Yesterday, while being interviewed by Norah O’Donnell of CBS News, President Barack Obama made a revealing statement about the careful manner in which U.S. military interventions are made. O’Donnell …

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November 24, 2015

Climate Change
How Korea Can Lead on Climate Change

Note: Asia Unbound is reposting this blog today, as it was supposed to be published this week, not last week when this piece was first published. Jill Kosch O’Donnell is an independent researcher an…

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October 14, 2015

Religion
The Roots of Religious Extremism

Jonathan Sacks discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict.   

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September 9, 2015

South Korea
CFR Report: South Korea Should Evolve From a Hosting to Leading Role on World Stage

South Korea can best influence the global agenda by committing sufficient resources to sustainable development, financial stability, nuclear governance, and green growth, argues Scott A. Snyder, Coun…

June 24, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Challenges and Benefits of South Korea’s Middle Power Aspirations

South Koreans have been among the world’s early adopters in globalization over the past two decades, going from outpost to “node” by embracing networks, connectivity, and economic interdependence in …

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June 10, 2015

South Korea
Middle-Power Korea

Overview South Korea can best influence the global agenda by committing sufficient resources to sustainable development, financial stability, nuclear governance, and green growth, argues Scott A. …

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April 28, 2015

United States
Warrior Women: Ashley White's Story

CFR Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon launches her new book.

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