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September 2, 2002

The Threatening Storm

This highly influential book, written as the Bush administration turned its sights on Saddam Hussein's regime, takes the reader back to the pre-war days of uncertainty about Saddam's weapons and his …

May 18, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Better Communications Efforts Can Significantly Improve America’s Image in the Muslim World, Says New Council Special Report

May 18, 2005— Focus groups in three Muslim countries— Egypt, Indonesia, and Morocco— show better communication could change opinions and reduce widespread anti-Americanism, concludes a Council Specia…

July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

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February 15, 2007

Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in Africa

The process of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants features in most of Africa’s post-conflict reconstruction programs. Though DDR programs have improved, problem…

August 8, 2013

Political Transitions
Guest Post: What Happens When “Foreign Fighter” Means American?

Julia Trehu is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. As the civil war rages in Syria, the arrival of foreign combatants in the region has become a troubl…

Syria Fighter

December 18, 2014

With North Korea, Attribution May Be The Easy Part

After weeks of speculation about who was responsible for the hacking of Sony, U.S officials are telling the press that North Korea was "centrally involved." Why the government now feels confident in…

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October 30, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: October 30, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: The U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) 74-21 while rejecting…

CISA Congress Net Politics CFR

April 13, 2016

United States
Banging Your Head Against A Wall: China Shrugs at U.S. Criticism of Censorship

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, the U.S. government claimed that the Chinese government’s Internet censorship system, colloq…

China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei asks journalists for questions during a news conference in Beijing July 7, 2011. Hong largely avoided commenting on U.S. claims that online censorship is a barrier to trade. (David Gray/Reuters)

April 16, 2016

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs 2016

CFR hosted the fourth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) on Apr…

June 20, 2016

United States
A Discussion on Labor Force Participation: In Conversation with Jason Furman

Jason Furman discusses long-term trends in labor force participation, especially among men in their prime working years; effects on the economic outlook of the United States; and policy options movin…

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