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November 14, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Gulf States Find Oil Wealth a Thin Buffer

The Gulf and the financial crisis.

November 20, 2008

Climate Change
A Changed Prognosis for Climate Change Policy

CFR Senior Fellow Michael Levi writes that the financial crisis will affect U.S. near-term efforts to deal with energy security and climate change.

November 24, 2008

Development
Russia and the Global Economic Crisis

Russia’s toughest economic challenge since the collapse of 1998 could lead it to a less confrontational foreign policy and a loss of international standing, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

February 17, 2009

Grand Strategy
The Tricky U.S.-Russia ‘Reset’ Button

The Kremlin and the Obama administration have signaled a desire to work toward a more cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship. But CFR Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff says Russian sensitivity over its "near abro…

February 20, 2009

Iran
Assessing Motives in Tehran

As American policymakers and foreign policy experts argue over the proper reaction to Iran’s apparent quest for nuclear weapons, CFR’s Intelligence Fellow Frank Procida asks whether the West should b…

March 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Fight the Fire, then Redesign the Firehouse

While some G-20 leaders want to map out a "New Deal for the Twenty-First Century," CFR’s Stewart Patrick says they risk spawning a twenty-first century version of the Great Depression if they don’t a…

March 27, 2009

Afghanistan
Transatlantic Allies Need to Overcome Grumbling

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…

April 1, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
The Evolving Turkish Role in Mideast Peace Diplomacy

CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook argues that in an era of diminished resources for the United States, Turkey can play a critical and constructive role in the Middle East.

June 9, 2009

North Korea
Coping with Pyongyang: Regional Diplomacy Still Vital

Northeast Asian regional security talks appear increasingly doomed since North Korea’s latest missile and nuclear tests. CFR’s Sheila Smith argues the talks are worth reviving.

September 18, 2009

International Organizations
Obama at the UN: The Burden of the Anti-Bush

President Obama’s first appearance before the UN General Assembly is an opportunity to reassert U.S. leadership at the world body on issues from nonproliferation to peacekeeping, writes CFR’s Stewart…