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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…

April 18, 2013

United States
Repairing U.S.-Russia Relations

Moscow and Washington share a number of significant interests that require cooperation, despite heightened bilateral tensions over human rights issues, says former U.S ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

April 1, 2013

Defense and Security
North Korea’s Rhetorical Flurry

Despite Pyongyang’s aggressive public posturing in recent days, the greatest threat from North Korea will likely be a surprise guerilla-style provocation, says CFR Korea expert Scott Snyder.

September 19, 2012

Noncommunicable Diseases
UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs: One Year Later

One year after the UN’s high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases, little progress has been made in generating momentum and new resources. But with the right focus and strategies, there is room …

March 1, 2011

Libya
Ratcheting Up Pressure on Qaddafi

The Qaddafi government’s violence has resulted in at least 300 civilian deaths and the attempted flight of Libyans and migrant workers, says Human Rights Watch’s Tom Malinowski. The U.S. and NATO …

November 2, 2010

Haiti
Fighting Cholera amid Haiti’s Debris

Haiti’s cholera outbreak is exacerbated by unclean water and a subpar sanitation system, and lagging infrastructure repairs highlight the inadequate global response to the country’s earthquake in Jan…

October 30, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Honduran Politics and the Chavez Factor

Christopher Sabatini, a Latin America expert, says the apparent resolution of the Honduran political crisis--triggered in part by concerns over Hugo Chavez’s influence--marks a triumph for Obama admi…

September 10, 2009

Media
’Exhilirating’: A Reporter’s Experiences in International Journalism

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

August 12, 2009

Food and Water Security
Obama’s Food Security Initiative in Africa

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says President Barack Obama’s agriculture development and food security initiative holds promise, but it must focus on how to assist women, who are responsible for th…

November 7, 2007

Trade
Kind: Let U.S. Farmers Compete in the Marketplace

A Wisconsin congressman says the time is ripe to reform the massive farm bill to make U.S. farmers more independent and competitive