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March 23, 2015

Singapore
Lee’s Lasting Legacy

Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew leaves behind a remarkable record of economic transformation, but the city-state faces a series of tests on the horizon, says CFR’s Karen Brooks.

August 16, 2011

Sanctions
Cranking up Pressure on Syria

With Bashar al-Assad’s government thumbing its nose at global anger as it continues a violent crackdown on protesters, the international community should step up pressure and invoke tough sanctions a…

February 3, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Deficits in a Growing Defense Budget

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget fails to align spending with calls to rebuild the military to handle irregular warfare, says expert Todd Harrison. He also cites an inability to get…

December 11, 2009

United States
Obama’s Nobel Obstacles

President Obama, a newly minted Nobel Peace Prize winner, now faces the daunting task of delivering on a range of challenges, especially nuclear nonproliferation and climate change, says CFR’s Michae…

September 21, 2009

India
Decoupling China in the Climate Debate

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy says it is "not unreasonable" to seek binding commitments from China and India on emissions that would take effect a decade from now. She also recommends decoupling China from…

July 29, 2009

China
Rule of Law Should Be U.S. Priority in Talks with China

After the latest high- level dialogue with China on economic, security, and environmental issues, CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy says Washington should prioritize effective rule of law in China. Virtuall…

October 30, 2007

United States
Whitman: On U.S. Environmental and Energy Policy for the Future

Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman says the next president needs to focus on providing environmental leadership, and must include a new focus on climate change and water infrastructure.

May 29, 2007

Iran
Sadjadpour: Revolutionary Guards Have Financial Interest in Keeping Iran Isolated

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian-American who served for several years in Iran for the International Crisis Group, says he believes elements within the Revolutionary Guards have an economic motivation in…

October 6, 2006

North Korea
Samore: China ’Most Important Asset’ for U.S. in Handling North Korean Threat

CFR’s Gary S. Samore, an expert on North Korean nonproliferation, says what Beijing and South Korea convey to Pyongyang in private is more important than Washington’s public warnings.

August 14, 2006

International Organizations
Feinstein: Necessary to Engage Syria, Iran to Ensure Cease-fire Works

Lee Feinstein, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the United Nations, says the current cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel, while a "positive" development, is unlikely to last unless regional p…