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May 31, 2013

Brazil
Brazil

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Carlos Pio analyzes Brazil’s transition from military rule to democracy and from economic…

June 27, 2013

Democracy
Statistical Evidence

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, Jan Teorell evaluates a range of political, economic, and social factors in light of the …

April 14, 2010

Human Rights
For Obama, Vexing Detainee Decisions Loom

The Obama administration, at first swift to move away from Bush-era detainee practices, has found itself struggling through a political and legal thicket about where and how to try those accused of w…

August 3, 2010

Myanmar
Elections and Opportunity in Myanmar

U.S. talks with the junta in Myanmar have yielded few results, yet planned elections and a looming crisis in some border regions will force the U.S. to play a larger role, and possibly gain leverage …

August 3, 2015

China
Economics of Influence: China and India in South Asia

A surge in Chinese economic and diplomatic involvement in South Asia poses a serious rival for Indian influence in its neighborhood, and could finally unlock the region’s potential, write Ashlyn Ande…

November 22, 2013

Myanmar
The Threat to Myanmar’s Awakening

Civil unrest and public anger about the slow pace of change could destabilize Myanmar and the region just as the country is opening up politically, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.

May 6, 2013

Pakistan
What if Pakistan’s ’Old Lion’ Returns to Govern?

Nawaz Sharif appears poised to return as Pakistan’s prime minister, which would create new challenges for the country’s already fractious politics and add strains to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, w…

November 4, 2009

United States
The Fall of the Wall and American Grand Strategy

The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago marked a triumph of the U.S. strategy of containment. But U.S. policymakers have been struggling to establish new guidelines for confronting the world’s compl…

February 13, 2013

United States
The Long Road of U.S. Fiscal Reform

The president’s annual address set the stage for more political wrangling over U.S. fiscal policy at a time when decisiveness is crucial for the economy, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.

August 11, 2015

Japan
South Korea, Japan, and Wartime Shadows

The future of the Japan–South Korea relationship depends on the ability of their leaders to address the past and to build a new partnership based on mutual understanding and trust, writes CFR’s Scott…