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March 13, 2008

Kenya
Policy Options Paper—Kenya

This paper was written by Michelle D. Gavin, adjunct fellow for Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations and former senior U.S. Senate staffer. It was distributed on March 14, 2007, to select membe…

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January 17, 2009

United States
Delivering on the Promise: Advancing U.S. Relations with India

Executive Summary Excerpt: As the Obama Administration transitions to power already burdened with global economic crises and two wars, two events underscore India's importance for US interests: t…

March 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Nuclear weapons proliferation, whether by state or nonstate actors, poses one of the greatest threats to in…

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June 9, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
How Dangerous Is U.S. Government Debt?

Overview The dollar's status as the world's reserve currency has become a facet of U.S. power, allowing the United States to borrow effortlessly and sustain an assertive foreign policy. But the ca…

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September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
The European Union as a Model for Regional Integration

This essay examines the state of the European Union post-eurozone crisis, and assesses the European Union's prospects as a model for regional integration efforts around the globe. Editor's Note: T…

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September 24, 2010

European Union
The Potential Twilight of the European Union

This essay assesses the causes and consequences of the renationalization of politics in the European Union. Editor's Note: This essay is part of the collection Crisis in the Eurozone. Introduct…

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November 8, 2011

South Korea
ROK Green Growth Quarterly Update

ROK Green Growth: Looking Back on Three Years In a major speech in August 2011, President Lee Myung-bak said, "Our vision of green growth is the first time in our history where a global issue is r…

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October 13, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Enhancing U.S. Diplomatic Engagement with Nonstate Armed Groups

Overview In this CPA Working Paper, Payton L. Knopf, a former Council on Foreign Relations fellow and current Foreign Service officer, discusses the importance of developing innovative diplomatic …

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May 11, 2012

Human Rights
The Global Human Rights Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Although the concept of human rights is abstract, how it is applied has a direct and enormous impact on daily life wor…

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July 17, 2003

Iraq
Iraq’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Overview Rebuilding Iraq is an enormous task. Iraq is a large country with historic divisions, exacerbated by a brutal and corrupt regime. The country's twenty-four million people and its infrastr…

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