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Jan 2017

Food and Water Security
Water and U.S. National Security

Overview Water and security concerns are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be d…

Sep 2, 2015

Global
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

Jan 5, 2017

Israel
What Happens When UN Security Council Resolutions are Ignored?

What happens when UN Security Council resolutions are ignored? That depends, really—on whether you are any of 192 other members of the United Nations, or are Israel. Defenders of Israel often clai…

Jan 2017

Global
Council of Councils Ninth Regional Conference

Growing opposition to globalization and global governance is upending the established international order, weakening prospects for addressing today's most pressing transnational threats, and minimizi…

May 15, 2017

Defense and Security
J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency.

Nov 12, 2008

United States
Presidents and the National Security Council

President-elect Barack Obama assembles his national security team at a time when responsibility for foreign policymaking has shifted increasingly to the White House, says Carnegie Endowment scholar D…

Jun 2016

Global Governance
Council of Councils Fifth Annual Conference

Overview Growing geopolitical rivalries and political opposition to globalization are weakening prospects for effective multilateral cooperation. Dramatic flows of refugees and migrants—generated …

Mar 6, 2013

Education
A student from Boston College volunteers at Ellis Memorial Center (supportunitedway/Flickr). National Security and National Unity: A Case for Compulsory Service

This guest post is by Curtis Valentine, a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (South Africa 2001-2003) The continuous debates over domestic issues …