November 19, 2008
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…
December 30, 2008
Despite its past failings, the intelligence community must be encouraged to craft critical assessments without fear of political interference, writes CFR Intelligence Fellow Frank Procida.
February 9, 2009
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 …
March 27, 2009
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 3, 2009
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.
June 18, 2009
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…
July 15, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to India with an opportunity to further improve a relationship that has been transformed over the last decade, says CFR’s Evan Feigenbaum, until recently the …
November 10, 2009
China has benefited enormously from Western-dominated global structures, writes CFR’s Stewart Patrick, and Washington now expects it to contribute more significantly to world order.
May 6, 2010
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…
April 26, 2010
Arizona’s new immigration law is unwise, unworkable, and probably unconstitutional. And who’s to blame? Actually, the rest of the country, writes CFR’s Edward Alden.