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April 23, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Understanding Illicit Networks

We all know that, in recent decades, businesses have internationalized their operations like never before, but a less well-known result of globalization is that transnational criminal enterprises hav…

Police officers look on as a road roller is used to destroy confiscated pornographic DVDs and pirated publications in Xi'an

February 28, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Articles of Confederation, America’s first constitution. It entered into effect on March 1, 1781, after Maryland became the …

November 10, 2011

Europe
Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World

Session One: An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice …

July 27, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
I Heard the Sirens Scream

I Heard the Sirens Scream offers new insights into the period, presenting its profound implications for public health, mass psychology, governance, scientific integrity, social resilience and cohesio…

March 28, 2011

Nuclear Energy
How Not To Debate Nuclear Power

Frank von Hippel had a smart and sensible op-ed on nuclear power in the New York Times last Thursday. Alas the letters to the editor in response, published this past Saturday, make me doubt that seri…

January 24, 2011

Renewable Energy
Should We Eliminate All Energy Subsidies?

Writing in the Washington Post a couple weeks ago, Jeffrey Leonard argued that Congress should scrap all energy subsidies – and that clean energy would come out ahead. The op-ed was a shorter version…

March 10, 2010

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran’s nuclear program is believed to have steadily progressed, despite sharply increased concerns over its intentions and sanctions over its lack of transparency.

October 15, 2009

Media
Reporting on the Cold War ’At its Most Frigid’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

September 10, 2009

United States
Is New York a Counterterrorism Model?

New York City has developed a sophisticated local and global counterterrorism program since the 9/11 attacks, writes CFR’s Lydia Khalil. Now the NYPD must determine from where the next terrorism thre…

April 27, 2009

Foreign Aid
Philanthropy and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speakers:Carol C. AdelmanDirector, Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute Jane WalesPresident and Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council of Northern California; Cofounder and Preside…