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February 24, 2006

Iraq
Lang: Political Process Will Move Forward in Iraq, Despite Sectarian Violence

W. Patrick Lang, former head of Middle East Affairs and Counterterrorism at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, tells cfr.org the attack on the Askariya Shrine will not scuttle Iraq’s political pro…

May 31, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Why Identity Matters: Legal Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment

Around the world discriminatory citizenship and identification laws hinder women’s ability to fully participate in and contribute to economies. The majority of the estimated 2.4 billion people who la…

Podcast A woman in Iran holds her identification in front of her face after voting March 2, 2012.

October 17, 2011

United States
Cyberspace and U.S. Competitiveness

As the Internet continues to evolve as a medium for social and economic exchange, four experts suggest ways for the United States to improve its cyber competitiveness in the global marketplace.

September 29, 2016

Global
Ready or Not: Medical Countermeasures for Pandemics

Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, and Richard Hatchett, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) discuss spurring the development and delivery of me…

November 21, 2013

Global
Good Philanthropy, Bad Philanthropy, and Their Role in International Development

THOMAS BOLLYKY: Welcome everyone. My name is Tom Bollyky, and I'm the senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations. I am extremely pleased to welco…

March 11, 2008

Democracy
What are Iraq’s Benchmarks?

The U.S. government has set a number of benchmarks on security, economic performance, and governance for the Iraqi government to determine progress.

February 21, 2012

Politics and Government
Lessons Learned: Japanese-American Internment During WWII

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 19, 1942—which set in motion the internme…

January 31, 2013

Conflict Prevention
Guest Post: Fighting Maritime Piracy: Mission Accomplished?

Emma Welch is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In early January, Mohamed…

Piracy

October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Learning More About the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban missile crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war than any other event during the Cold War. President John F. Kennedy put the odds of war at “somewhere bet…

A U-2 photograph of an MRBM Field Launch Site in San Cristobal, Cuba. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC)

February 22, 2007

Wars and Conflict
The ’Coalition of the Willing’

Backgrounder: The latest U.S. surge coincides with a drawdown of British forces. The dwindling coalition may hinder U.S. efforts to secure Iraq.