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August 8, 2013

Politics and Government
Emerging Voices: Julie Fisher on NGOs and Democratization

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Julie Fisher, a current associ…

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November 8, 2017

Europe
The Unraveling of the Balkans Peace Agreements

Tensions are rising in the Balkans and the risk of renewed violence is growing, but the United States can help preserve peace and stability in the region.

June 13, 2017

Peacekeeping
Prosecuting Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Future of International Criminal Justice

BIGIO: Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. My name is Jamille Bigio. I’m a senior fellow here at the Council in the Women and Foreign Policy Program. Our program has worked with leading scho…

Serge Brammertz

July 29, 2014

Global
Fighting for Civil Society’s Space

A growing number of authoritarian states are banning civil society activities, raising the prospect of spreading instability that should arouse action in Washington, says CFR’s Mark Lagon.

February 28, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Diplomatic Pressure in Bosnia, But Nothing More

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate for the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Fears that the recen…

Bosnia Protests

December 30, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Remembering Ten World Figures Who Died in 2013

Last Thursday, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2013 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy through their vision, service, intellect, or courage. Below are ten world figures who died in 2013. Ea…

The sun sets over Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. (Mike Hutchings/Courtesy Reuters)

May 9, 2013

United States
Doubts Over U.S.-Russia Push for Syria Peace

New plans for another global summit on the Syrian crisis represent modest progress, but the real question is whether the Kremlin is willing to withdraw support for the Assad regime, says CFR’s Stephe…

July 16, 2012

Syria
Why Russia Won’t Yield on Syria

Russian President Putin, mistrustful of Western motives, is likely to resist pressure to commit to stronger sanctions against Syria’s government, says expert Dimitri Simes.

November 17, 2006

Sanctions
UN Sanctions: A Mixed Record

Despite a spotty record of effectiveness, Western states continue to promote UN sanctions in cases ranging from North Korea to Iran. But the UN Security Council is more divided than ever about implem…

April 23, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Understanding Illicit Networks

We all know that, in recent decades, businesses have internationalized their operations like never before, but a less well-known result of globalization is that transnational criminal enterprises hav…

Police officers look on as a road roller is used to destroy confiscated pornographic DVDs and pirated publications in Xi'an