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October 6, 2016

Russia
A Literal Cold War: The EU-Russian Struggle Over Energy Security

Niall Henderson is an Interdepartmental Program Assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations. On September 14, Ukraine initiated arbitration against the Russian Federation for violations of the U…

gazprom

May 25, 2017

Afghanistan
Did Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

In May 2016, President Barack Obama authorized a U.S. military drone strike that killed Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. A year later, we can judge whether this leadership “decapitation” strike…

Afghan security forces

April 17, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Shifting Allegiances - Rethinking U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Aliza Litchman is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The once strong U.S.-Pakistan relationship may be set to expire. Since the Afghan-Soviet war (19…

China and Pakistan

March 6, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Preventing Cultural Destruction by ISIS

Aliza Litchman is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The U.S.-led coalition has been unsuccessful in halting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (I…

Nimrud edited

August 15, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Implications of Declining Israeli Sympathy

Elena Vann is an interdepartmental intern at the Council on Foreign Relations. Once a small, noble state heralded for its democratic values and established after the horrors of the Holocaust, Israel…

Israeli protesting Israel

August 7, 2014

United States
Guest Post: What’s Next for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The focus of this wee…

Kerry and Kenyatta

January 15, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Robots That Kill

Militaries around the world are designing artificial intelligence–powered weapons that could one day make their own decisions about who to target. The technology could change the scope of warfare, bu…

Podcast Unmanned military drone flying in the sky.

August 17, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bitcoin for Bombs

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining traction as a source of funding for terrorist groups, such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Counterterrorism policies should respond accordingly.

A Bitcoin coin

August 9, 2017

Foreign Aid
Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists

President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding will not help the United States fight terrorism. 

Shadow on USAID boxes

May 8, 2017

Human Trafficking
Sex Trafficking and the Refugee Crisis: Exploiting the Vulnerable

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which brought a deserved spotlight to the 5,551 cas…

A migrant woman stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border