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April 6, 2010

China
The Mekong River: a Major Test for China

Photo Courtesy of Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom When I first started studying the Mekong River’s water levels more than a decade ago, the river still ran relatively high, even in dry season–-high enough…

A boy runs on a dried up reservoir on the Mekong River during a drought affecting the Thai-Lao border area of Wiang Kaen district

June 27, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s River State Governor Abolishes School Fees

It is widely recognized by Nigerians that a significant barrier to their country’s social and economic development is the limited extent and poor quality of public education, especially at the primar…

Learners from the Bethel Nursery and Primary school leave with books they are borrowing from the in the I-Read mobile library on January 30, 2018.

November 18, 2019

Nuclear Weapons
The Coming Nuclear Crises

We are entering a new and dangerous period of nuclear competition.

North Korean missile launch

July 1, 2010

China
The River Runs Black

Teaching Notes on The River Runs Black by CFR Senior Fellow Elizabeth C. Economy.

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October 17, 2019

Syria
The High Price of Trump’s Great Betrayal

President Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally.

Syria withdrawal

April 7, 2004

China
The River Runs Black

Selected by the Globalist as one of the top ten books of 2004, The River Runs Black is the most comprehensive and balanced volume to date on China's growing environmental crisis and its implications …

September 13, 2019

Climate Change
The Amazon and You

What happens within a country can no longer be considered its concern alone in a global age.

Amazon fires

February 19, 2019

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Teaching Notes: No Refuge

Teaching Notes for CFR's InfoGuide on No Refuge by Anne Richards.

No Refuge

September 13, 2019

United States
John Bolton’s Successor Will Struggle to Satisfy Donald Trump

Diplomacy could well come to occupy center stage for a president who relishes summitry.

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August 14, 2019

Pakistan
Tilting at More than Windmills in South Asia

A turn toward Pakistan and away from India, as well as a race for the exits from Afghanistan, would be unwise.

A member of the NATO military forces stands guard during a change of command ceremony at Resolute Support in Kabul on September 2, 2018.