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June 28, 2017

China
Geostrategic Implications of China’s Twin Economic Challenges

As China seeks to reorient the focus of its economy from investment and export to consumption, national security will become a more prominent strategic priority. The United States should recognize this shift and cooperate with China in its move toward a more sustainable growth path.

An employee works at a clothes factory in Huaxi village, of Jiangsu Province, on December 3, 2010. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

September 26, 2016

Global Governance
Global Order and the New Regionalism

Overview Regional institutions and initiatives have proliferated in the twenty-first century. This latest wave of regional innovation raises, in new guise, a long-standing conundrum for global ord…

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June 19, 2013

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Global Health Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Despite medical advances and improvements in sanitation, water supply, nutrition, housing, and education, p…

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February 15, 2013

Wars and Conflict
The Global Regime for Armed Conflict

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Preventing armed conflict, keeping peace, and rebuilding war-torn states remain among the most intractable challenges …

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October 4, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union's Conflict Management Capabilities

Overview In this Working Paper, Paul D. Williams clarifies how Africa's strategic importance to the United States has increased substantially over the past decade. In particular, the continent is …

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August 18, 2011

Trade
Forging a New Trade Policy on Tobacco

Tobacco is reemerging as a polarizing issue in U.S. trade policy. New trade agreement negotiations, the first launched by the Obama administration, and an upcoming UN summit on noncommunicable diseas…

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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…

June 9, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
How Dangerous Is U.S. Government Debt?

Overview The dollar's status as the world's reserve currency has become a facet of U.S. power, allowing the United States to borrow effortlessly and sustain an assertive foreign policy. But the ca…

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March 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Nuclear weapons proliferation, whether by state or nonstate actors, poses one of the greatest threats to in…

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