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March 24, 2016

Tackling Climate Change Through Agriculture

Emerging Voices highlights new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges from contributing scholars and practitioners. This post is from Dr. D. Michael Shafer, president and founde…

A farmer burns a paddy field in Thailand's Nakhonsawan province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, August 14, 2015 (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom).

January 9, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

December 31, 2015

Human Rights
Women Around the World: Year in Review

Welcome to a special edition of “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, highlighting 2015’s most sign…


March 5, 2015

United States
The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary of the war that changed America, I am doing a series of posts on the best histories, memo…


March 12, 2015

How Japan Views China's Rise

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith joins CFR President Richard N. Haass to introduce her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China.

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January 12, 2015

Haiti’s Reconstruction Struggles

Five years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains plagued by a weak political system and flawed reconstruction process, says former correspondent Jonathan M. Katz.

February 28, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Diplomatic Pressure in Bosnia, But Nothing More

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate for the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Fears that the recen…

Bosnia Protests

December 27, 2013

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of December 27, 2013

Darcie Draudt, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Japanese prime minister pays his respects to Yasukuni Shrine. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his res…


February 27, 2014

Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…