May 16, 2005
Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world.
Although many Muslims are angry at wh…
September 30, 2005
Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…
March 19, 2006
The withering scrutiny that ports have received in recent weeks has highlighted America’s ongoing state of national vulnerability.
In the fifth year since 9/11, federal efforts to enli…
June 1, 2006
The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever.
June 18, 2006
The contentious July 2006 Mexican presidential election has placed Mexico squarely back on the U.S. foreign policy agenda.
Following months of unrest in which supporters of Manuel Lópe…
November 27, 2006
Hugo Chávez poses a challenge to U.S. interests in the Americas.
Just how much of a challenge, though, is a matter of disagreement among experts. With Venezuelan oil revenues soaring a…
February 16, 2007
Three years ago, the Council on Foreign Relations launched a commission to examine U.S. policy in the Andean region and the Colombian conflict.
The result, Andes 2020: A New Strategy f…
June 30, 2008
A number of U.S. counterterrorism practices have generated significant controversy in recent years.
One area in which the United States faces particular criticism is the treatment of t…
September 2, 2008
In 2000 the Council on Foreign Relations established the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies to examine issues at the intersection of global politics and economics. Few is…
February 1, 2009
This January brought a stark reminder of the perils of European dependence on Russian natural gas. A cutoff of supplies connected in part to a pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, …