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March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

September 5, 2012

United States
America First Committee | History Lessons

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the formation of the America First Committee on September 4, 1941. He discusses the committee’s meteoric rise, its claim that the war in Europe did not threaten Ameri…

February 15, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Three Things to Know

North Korea’s third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear…

February 8, 2012

Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Unity Deal in a Changing Middle East

The Hamas-Fatah unity deal reflects Palestinian efforts to find new patrons and new sources of support in the region, says CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

March 1, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: North Korea

North Korea may be on the verge of a "transformative moment," which will require the time, attention, and resources of the winner of the U.S. presidential election, says CFR’s Scott Snyder.

January 16, 2013

Mali
Mali Conflict: Three Things to Know

As French forces intervene in Mali to curtail rebel forces in the country’s northern region, CFR’s John Campbell highlights three things to know about Mali and the escalating conflict.

July 2, 2013

Egypt
Egypt’s Protests: Three Things to Know

Egyptian protestors’ return to the streets signals the public’s discontent with President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood’s authoritarian tendencies and economic mismanagement, says CFR’s Isobel Col…

May 14, 2013

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Elections: Three Things to Know

As former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif looks poised to win nationwide elections, CFR’s Daniel Markey highlights the vote’s significance for Pakistan’s democracy and foreign relations.

November 21, 2011

Capital Flows
Business Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America

Grupo Salinas chairman and founder Ricardo Salinas discusses the challenges of doing business in Latin America with CFR Board Member Donna Hrinak.

September 11, 2012

Peacekeeping
The Oslo Accords | History Lessons

CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, including the secret negotiations that produced the agreement, what its terms stipulated, and how it failed to …