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November 19, 2008

United States
Development and Global Health Aid Cuts Would Be Cruelest of All

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett writes that the United States cannot afford to reduce its foreign assistance spending, even though it faces its toughest budgetary challenge since the Great Depressio…

February 9, 2009

Emerging Markets
Davos, the Poor, and the Crash of ’08

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says the recent Davos economic forum failed to provide any blue print for reconciling the financial crisis and development aid needs. She predicts donor nations will …

June 3, 2009

Iran
Harnessing Iran’s Role in Afghanistan

CFR’s George Gavrilis urges U.S. officials to build a partnership with Iran in Afghanistan to help stabilize Kabul, and possibly plant the seeds for broader rapprochement.

March 27, 2009

Afghanistan
Transatlantic Allies Need to Overcome Grumbling

President Obama’s first major overseas summits are shadowed by disputes with European allies over stimulus plans and commitment to the Afghan war. He should seize the opportunity to appeal for a stro…

June 18, 2009

United States
Funding the U.S. Counterinsurgency Wars

In the next military budget Congress must provide funding for a wholesale shift toward counterinsurgency to win two wars. At the same time, policymakers must be mindful of the need for another transf…

January 4, 2010

United States
More Effective Security, Not More Draconian Security

CFR’s Edward Alden says U.S. response to recent air-security failures should be to improve existing measures that identify genuine threats instead of imposing "knee-jerk initiatives that look tough" …

May 6, 2010

United States
The Debate over Foreign Aid

It’s important to evaluate foreign aid programs and address questions of accountability and value, especially at a time of concern about the economy, but cuts or reductions in foreign assistance supp…

August 4, 2010

United States
Messy Politics of Donor Support for HIV

International donor support for fighting HIV has flat-lined, yet the United States--the world’s largest donor--is under fire from the global community, and domestic political support for Obama admini…

November 15, 2010

International Organizations
Before Exiting Asia, Obama’s Subdued Summit

The Obama administration’s failure to reach a trade pact with South Korea and craft a strategic agenda for its alliance with Japan bodes ill for bolstering its influence in Asia, writes CFR’s Sheila …

February 11, 2011

Democracy
Mexico: Development and Democracy at a Crossroads

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Shannon O’Neil charts the progress of Mexico’s economic and democratic reforms. She sees grounds for optimism on both fronts but concludes that Mexico risks falli…