March 6, 2012Budget, Debt, and Deficits
In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.
December 19, 2012Conflict Prevention
CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three of the top conflict prevention priorities for 2013.
February 15, 2013Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear…
April 21, 2011Elections and Voting
Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections will upset the country’s power sharing system. CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies cautions that campaign appeals to ethnicity and religion coupled…
April 21, 2011Civil Society
CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies highlights examples of Nigerian civil society organizations. These organizations, Campbell says, have a significant "name and shame" role to play in impe…
July 25, 2013Israel
Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have relaunched, ensuring major new challenges for both parties and the United States, says CFR’s Robert Danin.
September 6, 2013Global
U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
March 27, 2012United States
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection, and discusses the damage that foreign policy can do to a presidency.