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October 1, 2009

Americas
Podcast: Regional Diplomacy on the Honduran Crisis

The de facto leader of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, declared a state of emergency on Monday, September 28, the latest in the political crisis that began with the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya i…

December 13, 2017

Global
Ten Silver Linings in 2017

In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights.

Lebanon Women's Rights

February 26, 2007

Trade
Is the WTO Dispute Settlement System Fair?

Daniel J. Ikenson and Robert E. Lighthizer debate the mechanism for adjudicating trade arguments.

February 10, 2014

Americas
Guest Post: U.S. Students are Heading to Latin America, Just Not to Mexico

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations, who works with me in the Latin America Studies program. Secretary John Kerry and Vice Pres…

A boy walks past a mural depicting a child shooting an RPG loaded with school supplies in Ciudad Juarez

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

GDP

February 15, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Women Are Critical to Counterterrorism

President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend refugee admissions to the United States and block the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been criticized as a violation of longstanding U.S. …

The first all-female unit of United Nations peacekeepers stand at attention as they arrive in Monrovia

February 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
A Fancy Bear Finds Its Way Into the Middle Kingdom

Lorand Laskai, research assistant in the Asia studies program, and Alex Grigsby, assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program, contributed to this post. Earlier this week, Chine…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Russia Bear

February 22, 2017

Cuba
The Man Who Will Not Be A Tourist in Cuba

Touring Cuba is all the rage these days, with new scheduled flights, cruise ships, and largely phony "educational" visits. But one man who will not be visiting Cuba is the Secretary-General of the…

August 20, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Deadly Impact

A new compilation of data gives insight into the African Islamist insurgency’s reach, tactics, and evolution. It reveals a far higher victim count than previous estimates.

Boko Haram Nigeria Rann IDP Camp

March 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
Wikileaks and the CIA: What’s in Vault7?

On Tuesday, Wikileaks released a huge cache of documents it said were descriptions of CIA cyber tools used to break into smartphones, computers and internet-connected TVs. Wikileaks says the document…