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July 23, 2008

Afghanistan
Current and Future Trends in Special Operations Warfare

A top Pentagon official says victory in the global fight against terrorism is achievable, but may take decades to accomplish.

September 24, 2009

International Organizations
The New ’Informal’ Multilateral Era

President Barack Obama’s week of summitry indicates that, increasingly, the most vexing global problems are unlikely to be solved by treaties, says CFR President Richard N. Haass. An informal approac…

April 1, 2008

United States
The Capital Interview: General William Lord on Cyberspace and the Future of Warfare

The U.S. Air Force is standing up a dedicated command to coordinate offensive and defensive cyber strategy within the Pentagon.

February 26, 2008

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Behind the Scenes ‘Warfare’ As Russia Awaits Putin Successor

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says despite the stage-managed appearance of Russia’s political transition, jockeying among power factions is taking place behind the scenes.

May 4, 2009

United States
New Media Tools and Public Diplomacy

Elliott Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of global communications, outlines a strategy for governments seeking to incorporate online social networking into their public diplomacy efforts.

July 28, 2011

United Kingdom
Britain’s Scandal, Private Media and Public Interest

Britain’s phone-hacking scandal is raising questions about the power and reach of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. For Columbia University’s Nicholas Lemann, the episode proves the value of expanding p…

October 20, 2009

India
’The News Industry is a Public Service’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

September 8, 2009

Media
The Media as a Force for Public Accountability

As part of the Edward R. Murrow 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journal…

August 28, 2007

United States
Public Diplomacy Chief Points to Growing Role in Shaping Policy

The official in charge of running U.S. public diplomacy, Karen Hughes, says her insights as a roving ambassador increasingly help shape Bush administration policy.

April 4, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Cirincione: Time For Clear Public Understanding of Iranian Threat

Joseph Cirincione, director of the Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says he believes that if the Security Council does not impose sanctions, some in the Bu…