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February 1, 1998

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in the 21st Century

Overview The issue of the future of U.S.-Japan security ties is an extremely timely one. Events such as the rape incident in Okinawa and massive public demonstrations in Japan against the U.S. tro…

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June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Is Shia Power Cause for Concern?

ETHAN S. BRONNER:  Welcome to the second part of this three-part examination of the rise of Shiism and the Shia crescent in the Middle East.   I’m Ethan Bronner.  I’m the deputy foreign editor of th…

September 7, 2007

China
Is China selling its Treasuries?

Combine two data points The August fall in Treasury holdings in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s custodial accounts (the data is released weekly here); andThe very modest increase in China’s re…

July 8, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
U.S. Immigration Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

The Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy argues that the failure to reform immigration laws and procedures threatens to harm America’s economy, jeopardize its diplomacy, and weaken its national secu…

July 8, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
U.S. Immigration Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Watch the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy Co-Chairs discuss the report, which concludes that the failure to reform immigration laws and procedures threatens to harm Am…

March 6, 2008

Wars and Conflict
America Between the Wars

A compelling narrative of how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers shaped the events, arguments, and politics o…

January 6, 2012

You Might Have Missed: Special Operations, Drones, and a No-Fly Zone on the Moon

- Kimberly Dozier, “Spec-Ops troops study to be part-spy, part-gumshoe,” Miami Herald, January 3, 2012. Major General Bennet Sacolick said he was shocked at how piecemeal intelligence gathering and …

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October 31, 2006

United States
U.S. Political Parties and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy is dominating U.S. political discourse for the first time in years. This backgrounder looks at the leading schools of foreign-policy thought on both sides of the political aisle.

August 9, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egyptian Bloodshed; Intensified Syrian Fighting and Defections

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. Clashes between militants and security forces continued today in Egyptian Sinai with gunmen firing on a police station and hundreds of troops entering the…

Egypt's prime minister Hisham Kandil prays for soldiers killed during an attack at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel by unknown gunmen, at Omar Makram mosque in Cairo on August 7, 2012 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).