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December 11, 2015

South Korea
Unified Korea and the Future of the U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Overview Korean unification could arguably occur within the next decade. No other country in the world is as diplomatically isolated as North Korea. Even its closest ally and benefactor, China, is…

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

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August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
What Is the Far Right’s Threat to National Security?

Armed protests in Charlottesville highlight how the U.S. government has long devoted insufficient resources toward countering domestic far-right movements.

A militia member rallies in Charlottesville.

October 7, 2010

Pakistan
Crisis Guide: Pakistan

Pakistan’s stability is of great consequence to regional and international security. Examine the roots of its challenges, what it means for the region and the world, and explore some plausible future…

Crisis Guide: Pakistan

March 12, 2009

France
French Military Strategy and NATO Reintegration

France’s move to rejoin NATO’s integrated military command structure reflects a shift in French strategic thinking about new reliance on allies and diminished projection of unilateral power abroad.

June 29, 2009

Economic Crises
Crisis Guide: The Global Economy

An in-depth, multimedia look at the causes and consequences of the global economic crisis that seeks to unravel the questions surrounding the downturn and shed light on its policy implications, drawi…

Crisis Guide: The Global Economy

September 3, 2008

Climate Change
Crisis Guide: Climate Change

An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.

Crisis Guide: Climate Change

September 21, 2011

Iran
Crisis Guide: Iran

Iran poses steep challenges to its Middle East neighbors and the world. Explore the country’s complex regime structure and controversial nuclear program, and watch experts debate the range of policy …

Crisis Guide: Iran

October 26, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Modern Military Force Structures

Classic military unit groupings differ greatly in their specialization and size, and from country to country. Here is a basic look at how modern ground, naval, and air units break down in terms of si…

October 26, 2007

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
U.S. Army Force Restructuring, “Modularity,” and Iraq

The U.S. Army is reorganizing to create smaller, more mobile units without sacrificing firepower. Some experts, however, wonder whether that aim addresses the lessons of Iraq.