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December 5, 2010

International Organizations
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Overview The UN Security Council remains an important source of legitimacy for international action. Yet despite dramatic changes in the international system over the past forty-five years, the co…

April 21, 2010

International Law
From Rome to Kampala

Overview The United States has long been a leading force behind international efforts to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. It spearheaded the prosecution of German and Japanese offi…

April 2, 2010

Russia
The Russian Economic Crisis

Overview Nearly two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the character of Russia, its principal successor state, remains unresolved. So, too, does the character of Russia's relationship wit…

December 9, 2009

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Overview On a stone wall at the memorial of the Dachau concentration camp, a promise is written in five languages: "Never Again." Yet in the decades since the Holocaust, in places from Cambodia to…

October 25, 2009

Asia
The United States in the New Asia

Overview No region of the world today is more dynamic than Asia. Across the continent, booming countries have built engines of economic growth that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty…

April 21, 2009

Oceans and Seas
The National Interest and the Law of the Sea

Overview The oceans have long been a critical arena for international relations. Before there was air travel and instantaneous communication, people, goods, and ideas traveled the world by ship. F…

February 1, 2009

Energy and Climate Policy
Eurasian Energy Security

Overview This January brought a stark reminder of the perils of European dependence on Russian natural gas. A cutoff of supplies connected in part to a pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, …

January 8, 2009

North Korea
Preparing for Sudden Change in North Korea

Overview North Korea poses difficult challenges for U.S. foreign policy. It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongo…

September 22, 2008

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism

Overview The basis of nuclear doctrine during the Cold War was deterrence. Nuclear powers were deterred from attacking each other by the fear of retaliation. Today, much of the concern over possib…

September 18, 2008

China
China, Space Weapons, and U.S. Security

Overview China’s successful test of an anti-satellite weapon in 2007, followed by the U.S. destruction earlier this year of an out-of-control U.S. satellite, demonstrated that space may soon no lo…