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March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Needs to Plan for Changes in the Arctic

The Arctic holds a grip on the public imagination as a frozen, remote, and inaccessible place – but the Arctic region is rapidly changing, and the United States would do well to take stock of the cha…

An ice-free Northwest Passage is seen in this handout satellite photo from NASA

March 24, 2017

Arctic
Canary in the Coal Mine: The Arctic as a National Imperative

The following is a guest post by Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. The Arctic is changing rapidly. It is warming at twice the rate as…

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March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task For…

December 15, 2016

Americas
Latin America’s Wide-Open Electoral Season

Half of the eighteen nations of Central and South America will hold presidential elections over the next two years.[1] The number of elections is not unprecedented, but the degree of uncertainty is, …

July 28, 2016 (Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo).

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

October 22, 2016

Libya
Weekend Reading: Libyan Music, Gazan Tunnels, and Moroccan Politics

Reading selections for the weekend of October 22, 2016.

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June 15, 2016

Brazil
Brazil’s Challenging Distractions

Michel Temer’s first month as interim president has not been the stuff of dreams. Even though important elements of urgently needed economic reforms have advanced, impeachment politics continue to ca…

May 1, 2015

United Kingdom
Is Britain Retreating From the World?

Despite the lack of foreign policy debate in the run-up to the UK general elections, pressing questions about the United Kingdom’s relationship with Scotland and the EU loom, says expert Richard G. W…

September 15, 2014

United Kingdom
A Divided Kingdom

The United Kingdom will be irrevocably changed as a result of this week’s independence referendum, whichever way Scotland votes, says expert Richard Whitman.

December 4, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Struggle for Power

In an interview with CFR.org, Middle East expert Marina Ottaway discusses the political dynamics behind the struggle for power in Egypt between Islamist and secular parties.