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December 11, 2009

United States
Obama’s Nobel Obstacles

President Obama, a newly minted Nobel Peace Prize winner, now faces the daunting task of delivering on a range of challenges, especially nuclear nonproliferation and climate change, says CFR’s Michae…

July 5, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Iran Nuclear Talks Impasse

This week’s latest round of Iran talks seems to have done little to reconcile the two sides on the country’s nuclear position, says CFR’s Michael A. Levi.

March 23, 2012

North Korea
The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

Heads of fifty nations are discussing how to improve safeguards for nuclear weapons and materials. CFR’s Michael Levi says these summits serve as reminders of the dangers beyond the North Korean and …

January 20, 2012

United States
Examining Obama’s Pipeline Decision

The Keystone XL pipeline debate shows the pitfalls of politics intruding on energy policy, says CFR’s Michael Levi. He reviews the pros and cons of the issue and proposes additional steps to bolster …

November 15, 2011

International Organizations
Beyond the Palestinian Setback at the UN

Palestinians are committed to a two-state solution despite losing a UN membership bid, says Mideast expert Daniel Levy, but moving forward requires addressing Israeli political entrenchment and a lac…

April 6, 2010

Defense Technology
U.S. Nuclear Posture’s New Priorities

The Obama administration’s Nuclear Posture Review charts new positions on potential targets of U.S. atomic weapons, preventing proliferation, and developing new weapons, says CFR’s Michael Levi.

September 25, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Significance of Iran’s ’Secret’ Nuclear Plant

CFR’s Michael Levi says the disclosure of a clandestine uranium enrichment plant in Iran heightens suspicions the country is seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and raises new pressure for tougher …

November 18, 2010

Climate Change
Reinforcing Climate Promises in Cancun

Key technical, political, and legal issues remain unresolved ahead of the UN climate talks in Cancun. CFR’s Michael Levi says the best outcome would be to firm up the Copenhagen Accord commitments on…

October 2, 2009

Climate Change
Copenhagen’s Conundrum

CFR’s Michael Levi says the Obama administration faces tough negotiations on a global climate change agreement at the December Copenhagen meeting without clear support from Congress. But he says Obam…

December 19, 2014

Cuba
After the Thaw: What’s Next in U.S.-Cuba Relations?

The opening of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba will bring real change to the island and raise Washington’s stature in the region, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.