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February 28, 2012

International Organizations
The UN Human Rights Council: Five Things to Know

The UN Human Rights Council is emerging as an increasingly relevant player in the Syrian crisis. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the revived global human rights forum.

April 18, 2012

Global Governance
Global Governance in a Changing World

In the wake of the debate over electing a non-American president of the World Bank, CFR’s Stewart Patrick and Thierry de Montbrial of the French Institute for International Relations discuss the chal…

May 20, 2013

Gender
Child Marriage: Three Things to Know

The pervasive practice of child marriage is stirring concern among U.S. foreign policymakers because it threatens to undermine U.S. interests in development, prosperity, and stability, says CFR’s Rac…

February 22, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Climate Change

The winner of the U.S. presidential election will face at least three sets of climate challenges including reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, facing international pressure, and developing climat…

January 11, 2012

International Organizations
UN Security Council Reform: Is It Time?

CFR’s Stewart Patrick outlines the debate over UN Security Council reform and discusses the obstacles going forward.

May 9, 2012

Brazil
Brazil’s Perspective on the Global Economy

After emerging from the 2008 financial crisis relatively unscathed, Brazil’s inevitable entrance into the club of major global powers is increasingly accepted. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick and Carlos Sim…

March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

January 29, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Immigration Reform: Three Things to Know

As renewed bipartisan efforts to reform U.S. immigration policy get under way, CFR’s Edward Alden gives three reasons why the time for reform may finally be at hand.

February 15, 2012

United States
Video Brief: International Trade

The winner of the 2012 presidential election faces an important leadership test on trade, which will have challenges and opportunities, says CFR’s Thomas Bollyky, including leveling the playing field…

March 8, 2012

Gender
Arab Spring and Women’s Rights

On International Women’s Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.