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September 15, 2015

United States
Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City

Ray Kelly discusses his life fighting crime as New York's former police commissioner.

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February 27, 2014

Global
Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…

February 27, 2014

Global
Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…

December 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: What if Globalization Reverses?

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

 People protest on a street in Kano before the suspension of a nationwide strike by labour unions 16/01/2012.

March 13, 2012

Asia
Timor-Leste’s Tenth Anniversary

A fine overview in The Economist this week outlines the challenges facing Timor-Leste this month, on the tenth anniversary of it becoming an independent state. On the surface, Dili and other parts of…

A youth pastes stickers of Timor-Leste's presidential candidate and former military commander Taur Matan Ruak on his face during a campaign rally in Dili March 10, 2012.

January 26, 2012

China
U.S.-Philippines Relations Benefit From China’s Poor Public Image

Today’s Washington Post has a useful article outlining the plans for a much greater U.S. military presence in the Philippines. The article discusses all of the potential options being put on the tabl…

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas moors alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land in Subic Bay, Philippines.

May 29, 2011

Defense and Security
On Memorial Day

On August 1, 1888, Congress passed a joint resolution (25 Stat. 516) that recognized every May 30 as “Decoration Day,” a holiday for the District of Columbia and a holiday with pay for federal employ…

January 8, 2003

United States
Rewards from China’s Integration into the WTO Far Outweigh Risks for Both the United States and China, Concludes Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force

October 11, 2001 – Both the United States and China will run risks as Beijing moves ahead with membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but the potential payoffs for both countries are well …

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

October 15, 2007

China
Economy: Continuing Calls for More Democracy in China As Party Congress Begins

CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy says there are increasing calls for more democracy in China and the Communist Party Congress will have to deal with who will become the so-called “fifth generation” of Chin…