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September 13, 2021

Afghanistan
Virtual Roundtable: Life Lessons Learned With James Dobbins

James Dobbins discusses his distinguished career in public service. Visit “How I Got Here: James Dobbins” on the Foreign Affairs Career Center for more information. The Lives in Public Service …

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September 10, 2004

International Organizations
International Economic and Financial Cooperation

The machinery of international economic and financial cooperation is rapidly becoming obsolete. Written by a group that combines extensive practical experience and analytical sharpness, the sixth tit…

September 10, 2004

Economics
New Economic Groups Needed to Replace Increasingly Obsolete G7, Concludes New Report on Economic and Financial Cooperation

September 10, 2004—The current structure for international economic and financial coordination is inadequate and needs fixing, including replacing an increasingly obsolete G7 with several new interna…

May 17, 2019

European Union
Why the European Parliament Elections Matter

Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections. That could disrupt EU policy on issues from trade to migration.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini at a rally.

November 24, 2009

Pakistan
The al-Qaeda-Taliban Nexus

The threat posed by the al-Qaeda-Taliban relationship is a crucial element in U.S. strategic planning in Afghanistan. Four experts explore the changing nature of these sometimes murky ties.

October 14, 2019

Syria
The United States Is Done Caring About Syria

A major new report about the Syrian war raises the question of whether Washington ever cared about it in the first place.

A child inspects a site hit by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar el-Asaad at Arbin town in Damascus countryside, Syria July 21, 2015.

April 23, 2019

North Korea
A Realistic Foreign Policy Should Diplomacy With North Korea Fail

The deterrence and containment of North Korea remain both feasible and less undesirable than the stark alternatives of war and appeasement.

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November 28, 2017

Zimbabwe
Two Wives, One Robert Mugabe

The Zimbabwe coupmakers are placing all the blame on Robert Mugabe's wife. Grace, however, was known for her shopping, not her politics, and her husband likely used her to try to hold on to power.

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June 16, 2021

Economics
Prospects for a Global Minimum Tax Rate

Panelists discuss the prospects of a global minimum tax rate, including how it might be structured, when it might come into effect, and how companies, governments, and consumers will be affected.   …

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February 9, 2017

United States
President Trump’s Unlikely Effect on the U.S.-EU Tech Relationship

Marietje Schaake is a member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands. You can follow her @MarietjeSchaake The contrast between the early days of the Trump and Obama administrations could n…