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November 3, 2021

Space
A New Age of Space Defense

A handful of countries including China and Russia are breaking new ground in developing space weapons. Does that mean the world is headed for an arms race in space?

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March 19, 2013

Israel
Israel’s New Government: Three Things to Know

Israel’s new coalition government is widely divided on prospects for peace with the Palestinians, but the coalition is likely to last longer than many expect, says CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

February 2, 2012

Afghanistan
The New Afghan Combat Timetable

The newly announced U.S. plan to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by mid-2013 could make it more difficult to realize the chief goal of helping Afghan national forces become self-sufficient, say…

May 31, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria’s New President: Three Things to Know

The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR’s John Campbell in this video explainer.

July 11, 2011

Sudan
South Sudan: New Nation Faces Unresolved Problems

The independence of South Sudan is a call for celebration but many difficult issues remain unresolved, says John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations…

February 16, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Where Has COVID-19 Contact Tracing Worked?

As part of global efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, health officials have tried a variety of contact-tracing strategies in countries around the world. Some have been success stories;…

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December 20, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Troubling Trends: Homegrown Radicals and al-Qaeda

A top New York City police official and author of a new book on al-Qaeda, Mitchell Silber, discusses with CFR’s Ed Husain the persistent threat of a homegrown U.S. radical mounting a terrorist attack.

May 4, 2015

Global
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Three Things to Know

Members of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gathering in New York must recommit to reducing their arsenals and address new proliferation challenges, explains CFR’s Adam Mount.

April 13, 2011

Development
Municipal Debt: Global Economic Implications and Policy Options

Former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch discusses the potential global economic implications of U.S. municipal debt.

March 3, 2011

Egypt
’Big Differences’ between Egypt and Iran Revolutions

Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, compares Egypt’s 2011 uprising to the 1979 Iranian revolution and 2009 Iranian Green Movement.