August 9, 2012
The NYPD’s new "Domain Awareness System" raises familiar questions about privacy and transparency that are likely to spark a debate at multiple levels of government, writes CFR’s Matthew Waxman.
November 28, 2011
Delegates at climate talks underway in South Africa would be better off addressing matters such as a global climate fund rather than trying to preserve the contentious Kyoto Protocol, says CFR’s Mich…
October 25, 2011
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood note the potential dangers of elections in weak and divided African countries, but they urge continued U.S. support for elect…
April 27, 2011
In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy and Jared Mondschein assess the rise of online activism in China and what it means for the country’s political system.
April 8, 2011
Peru’s presidential elections are shaping up as a four-way race of familiar faces with major consequences for the country’s reformist path, writes CFR’s Joel Hirst.
December 13, 2010
U.S. strategy in Afghanistan should be in line with the Obama administration’s political goals of defeating al-Qaeda rather than devoting resources to long-term nation building, says CFR’s Gian Genti…
December 10, 2010
Somali pirates have been resilient against efforts to stop them, but a new approach that includes legal measures, controlling financial flows, building regional capacity and more could be the combina…
September 7, 2010
Pakistan’s floods could presage a series of troubling natural disasters of direct concern to U.S. national security interests. Planning for them now is essential, writes CFR’s Michael L. Baker.
June 18, 2010
A global naval coalition has failed to halt Somali-based piracy. More effective would be a broader approach to maritime policing that integrates African authorities, writes CFR’s Michael L. Baker.
March 23, 2010
Healthcare reform has been seen internationally as a test of President Obama’s mettle, writes CFR’s global health expert Laurie Garrett, and GOP challenges will force it to be a White House preoccupa…