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September 26, 2016

Global Governance
Global Order and the New Regionalism

Overview Regional institutions and initiatives have proliferated in the twenty-first century. This latest wave of regional innovation raises, in new guise, a long-standing conundrum for global ord…

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April 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
How the Trump Administration Can Help Combat Kleptocracy in Africa

A policy of combating kleptocracy across sub-Saharan Africa would strengthen the national security of the United States, and the Donald J. Trump administration should start with Nigeria and South Africa.

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October 25, 2011

Russia
Russia and U.S. National Interests: Why Should Americans Care?

Overview As the United States and Russia approach the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and Int…

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October 4, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union's Conflict Management Capabilities

Overview In this Working Paper, Paul D. Williams clarifies how Africa's strategic importance to the United States has increased substantially over the past decade. In particular, the continent is …

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November 16, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Quarterly Update: BRIC Financial Holdings

Since our August update, the eurozone crisis and poor global growth have fueled investor flight to dollars, despite the recent downgrading of the U.S. credit rating. As fund managers have moved money…

December 2, 2016

Financial Markets
Global Economics Monthly: December 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn writes that financial markets rallied following the U.S. election, on hopes that President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s fiscal stimulus and deregulation initiatives would spur corporate profits and growth. Perhaps so, but a strong case could be made for the opposite: that Trump’s economic agenda will prove disruptive to trade and growth, face growing headwinds in Congress, and exert a contractionary impact on the U.S. economy.

February 16, 2012

Development
From Aid to Development Partnership

Overview U.S.-ROK cooperation in international development is at its early stages, but forging such cooperation has great potential. It enables the two countries to jointly pursue their common int…

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July 11, 2016

Nigeria
Improving U.S. Anticorruption Policy in Nigeria

Introduction Corruption is endemic in Nigeria. It drains billions of dollars a year from Africa’s largest economy and most populous country. Systemic corruption also undermines Nigeria’s ability t…

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September 22, 2011

China
Managing Instability on China’s Periphery

Overview China's growing global engagement and presence has increased the number of conceivable places and issues over which it could find itself at odds with the United States, but potential deve…

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May 13, 2015

Global Governance
2015 Report Card on International Cooperation

Overview As countries around the world struggle to combat major global challenges from terrorism to climate change, a Council of Councils Report Card on International Cooperation finds that multil…

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