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November 13, 2018

Turkey
Neither Friend nor Foe

The strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey is over. While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States. The United States should not be reluctant…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Washington, DC, on May 16, 2017.

March 6, 2017

Russia
Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Kimberly Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions through clear words and actions based in international law.

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January 24, 2017

Cybersecurity
Rebuilding Trust Between Silicon Valley and Washington

Overview Cyber threats to the United States are escalating in sophistication and magnitude, but mistrust between Washington and Silicon Valley continues to stymie progress on cybersecurity. In a n…

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April 10, 2015

Grand Strategy
Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China

Overview "China represents and will remain the most significant competitor to the United States for decades to come. As such, the need for a more coherent U.S. response to increasing Chinese power…

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November 26, 2013

Afghanistan
Afghanistan After the Drawdown

Overview Following the recent endorsement of the U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral security agreement by Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, a new CFR report from the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) outlines th…

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September 21, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Partners in Preventive Action

Overview The unipolar moment, to the extent it ever existed, has now truly passed. The United States is part of a globalized world, in which the flows of goods, finance, people, and much more conn…

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December 5, 2010

International Organizations
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Overview The UN Security Council remains an important source of legitimacy for international action. Yet despite dramatic changes in the international system over the past forty-five years, the co…

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November 1, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Toward Deeper Reductions in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Weapons

Overview The New START Treaty, signed by presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev in April 2010, was an important achievement. A follow-on to the 1991 START treaty, New START commits both count…

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April 21, 2010

International Law
From Rome to Kampala

Overview The United States has long been a leading force behind international efforts to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. It spearheaded the prosecution of German and Japanese offi…

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April 4, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Overview Nuclear technology has long been recognized as capable of both tremendous benefits and tremendous destruction. With this in mind, countries have devised international arrangements intende…

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