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July 23, 2014

Sexual Violence
Child Brides, Global Consequences

Child Brides, Global Consequences is a collection of two previously published CFR Working Papers on child marriage: "High Stakes for Young Lives" and "Fragile States, Fragile Lives." In "High Stak…

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April 14, 2014

Sexual Violence
High Stakes for Young Lives

By developing a stronger understanding of what works and what does not in combatting child marriage, policymakers and civil society leaders will be better equipped to end child marriage. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Research Associate Lynn S. ElHarake identify the drivers of child marriage and the factors that can curb it.

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January 21, 2015

Financial Markets
Quarterly Update: Foreign Ownership of U.S. Assets

Foreign ownership of U.S. assets has increased significantly since 1945, growing especially quickly over the past two decades. This growth is the result of a general increase in cross-border investme…

July 15, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Trends in U.S. Military Spending

Military budgets are only one gauge of military power. A given financial commitment may be adequate or inadequate depending on the number and capability of a nation's adversaries, how well a country …

August 22, 2013

United States
Quarterly Update: The U.S. Economic Recovery in Historical Context

How does the current recovery, which, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, officially started in June 2009, compare to those of the past? The following charts provide a series of an…

May 29, 2012

Economic Crises
Quarterly Update: The Economic Downturn in Historical Context

How do the recent economic collapse and recovery match up with past cycles? This chart book provides a series of answers, plotting current indicators (in red) against the average of all post–World Wa…

January 11, 2011

Cybersecurity
Summary Report for the Workshop on Cybersecurity, Foreign Policy, and Business

Introduction In early 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations held a workshop focused on the intersection of cybersecurity, foreign policy, and global business. The program, which included a keynot…