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September 8, 2022

Haiti
A Smarter U.S. Assistance Strategy for Haiti

Implementing the Global Fragility Act in Haiti necessitates a change in U.S. assumptions and actions, writes Susan D. Page. The United States should work alongside Haitians desirous of charting their…

A woman runs past a burning barricade during a protest against growing fuel scarcity, soaring consumer prices, and crime in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on August 29, 2022.

August 29, 2022

Mozambique
Stabilizing Mozambique

Mozambique faces a host of challenges, from escalating climate crises to an ongoing insurgency in the country's northeast, that the United States can help contain with funding from the Global Fragili…

A convoy of Rwandan soldiers drives by Mozambicans on a roadside.

August 25, 2022

West Africa
Preventing Conflict in Coastal West Africa

The Global Fragility Act allows the United States to encourage greater stability in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Togo over the next ten years, argues Eric Silla, though it will be contentio…

A police officer looks on protesters blocking the road in Conakry, Guinea.

June 14, 2022

Energy and Environment
Global Energy Tracker

As the effects of climate change mount, high-carbon energy sources continue to provide most of the world’s power. On average, 83 percent of tracker countries’ energy comes from high-carbon sources su…

October 7, 2021

Economics
Global Trade Tracker

The CFR Global Trade Tracker allows you to gauge trends in international trade through time. The map below compiles trade data from 178 countries as reported to the International Monetary Fund (IM…

May 4, 2021

Technology and Innovation
Open Access Fiber to Improve U.S. Internet Connectivity

To avoid falling behind the rest of the world on internet speed and access, the United States should rapidly deploy fiber-optic internet nationwide. 

Close-up of Joe Biden in a blue suit and blue tie, speaking and gesturing with his right hand, in front of several U.S. flags

April 21, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Reinventing Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation as Cooperative Endeavors

Differences between nuclear and nonnuclear weapons states could seriously weaken the nuclear regime. Recasting disarmament as a common endeavor that addresses each country’s legitimate interests and …

An inflatable nuclear missile balloon stands at the ready before a protest held by the group Global Zero in McPherson Square in Washington, DC.

March 8, 2021

Inequality
Transforming International Affairs Education to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Insufficient leadership, outdated curricula, and alienating school climates leave future foreign policy experts ill prepared to address the social forces contributing to fragility and unrest globally…

Protesters hold up placards as they “take a knee” in front of a police line at a Black Lives Matter demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in London on June 7, 2020.

January 13, 2021

Cybersecurity
Transatlantic Data Transfers

U.S. surveillance activities have alarmed European partners, throwing the future of transatlantic digital trade into question. The United States should embrace collaboration and protections for perso…

Yellow wires, tied together, hang from the back of a black and gray server.

April 9, 2020

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Accelerating the Defense Department’s AI Adoption

The Department of Defense is struggling to adopt artificial intelligence technologies. Lindsey Sheppard explains the challenges the department faces and recommends strategies for moving forward.

The Pentagon logo is seen behind the podium in the Pentagon briefing room, in Arlington, Virginia, on January 8, 2020.