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April 15, 2011

Sudan
Rethinking Peacemaking in Darfur

Across eight years, two administrations, and the direct interventions of a deputy secretary of state and three special envoys, U.S. attempts to promote a lasting peace for Darfur have failed. The mos…

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June 22, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Enhancing U.S. Crisis Preparedness

Introduction The Obama administration was caught flatfooted by the recent Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Not only did the intelligence community fail to warn senior off…

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September 27, 2011

Yemen
Resetting U.S. Policy Toward Yemen

Introduction Yemen is slipping into an uncertain and dangerous future. In early June 2011, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country for the past thirty-three years, narrowly escaped…

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February 16, 2012

Arctic
A Strategy to Advance the Arctic Economy

The United States needs to develop a comprehensive strategy for the Arctic. Melting sea ice is generating an emerging Arctic economy. Nations bordering the Arctic are drilling for oil and gas, and mi…

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March 7, 2012

Cuba
Addressing the Risk of a Cuban Oil Spill

The imminent drilling of Cuba's first offshore oil well raises the prospect of a large-scale oil spill in Cuban waters washing onto U.S. shores. Washington should anticipate this possibility by imple…

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April 9, 2012

Banking
Beyond the Volcker Rule: A Better Approach to Financial Reform

The Issue An approach to bank regulatory reform that restricts the scope and incentives for bank balance-sheet expansion funded by short-term debt is essential to preventing another major financia…

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April 25, 2012

Security Alliances
A Strategy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

On January 5, President Barack Obama initiated the Defense Strategy Review, identifying Asia as a priority in future U.S. military strategy. North Korea's nuclear proliferation and China's growing mi…

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April 26, 2012

Development
Beating the Resource Curse: Global Governance Strategies for Democracy and Economic Development

Abundant reserves of minerals and petroleum often precipitate a resource curse in countries with weak governance institutions: fostering political corruption, eroding democratic accountability, incit…

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June 19, 2012

Trade
Better Regulation for Freer Trade

See CFR Senior Fellow and Renewing America Director Edward Alden's accompanying blog post here. Changes in the way the world trades have increased the importance of regulation in international com…

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June 26, 2012

Education
A "Languages for Jobs" Initiative

See CFR Senior Fellow and Renewing America Director Edward Alden's accompanying blog post here. The promotion of foreign language instruction should be a national priority. In an increasingly comp…

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