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April 1, 2015

China
Lauren Dickey: China’s Myanmar Quandary

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Violence along the border between China and Myanmar, in the ethnically Chinese-populated Kokang reg…

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March 20, 2014

Taiwan
Lauren Dickey: Is Taiwan the Next Democracy in Crisis?

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) has caused quite the kerfuffle. On Monday, March 17, the KMT…

Protestors in Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei hold a banner, “Seventy-five percent of Taiwanese people demand item-by-item review,” on March 19, 2014. (Patrick Lin/courtesy Reuters)

August 26, 2019

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

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July 24, 2019

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q2 2019

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between April 2019 and June 2019. 

Cyber Operations Tracker

December 2, 2014

China
Lauren Dickey: Taiwan’s Local Elections and a New Challenge for Beijing

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party experienced an unprecedented electoral defeat last Saturday,…

Supporters wave flags after Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je won the local elections, in Taipei on November 29, 2014 (Pichi Chuang/Courtesy: Reuters).

May 27, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Armed Islamic Group (Algeria, Islamists)

A profile of the Algerian terrorist organization, Armed Islamic Group (GIA).

May 13, 2009

Human Rights
Troubles Plague UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations was responsible for establishing universal human rights standards, but its image in recent years has been tarnished by the record of its main body charged with safeguarding rights.

September 18, 2019

United States
Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on Innovation and National Security

For the past three-quarters of a century, the United States has led the world in technological innovation and development. The nation now risks falling behind its competitors, principally China. Inno…

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September 10, 2019

United States
The Importance of Continued U.S. Global Engagement: A Conversation with Senator Richard Durbin

Senator Durbin discusses the U.S. role in the world, countering historic and current strains of American isolationism, and the importance and benefit of continued global engagement.

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February 26, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Progress Toward Parity: Global Gains in Women’s Political Participation

In the United States and abroad, women are vying for political office in higher numbers than ever before. But despite a global rise in women’s political activism, women remain underrepresented in par…

Podcast An election official helps a Kenyan woman cast her vote at a polling station in Nyeri district, Kenya, November 21, 2005.