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December 8, 2014

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

March 26, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Video Brief: Defense

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will have to determine the scope of defense policy ambitions under strong pressure to restore domestic economic solvency, which will "overshadow" pol…

February 20, 2014

United States
Sequestration and Defense Spending: Three Things to Know

It’s time for Washington to move past the denial stage of budget sequestration and have a healthy discussion on defense spending, says CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.

January 26, 2016

Arctic
Video: The Emerging Arctic

The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whethe…

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April 28, 2015

United States
Cybersecurity Debate: Three Things to Know

The White House and Congress have several differences to reconcile on cybersecurity legislation, explains CFR’s Robert Knake.

April 13, 2015

United States
U.S.-Cuba Relations: Three Things to Know

President Obama’s decision to restore relations with Cuba is sensible foreign policy, but a number of obstacles remain on the path to normalization, explains CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.

April 21, 2014

China
Video: China’s Ongoing Maritime Disputes

The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China’s growing …

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March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

February 6, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Targeted Killings of Americans: Three Things to Know

A leaked government document has recharged the controversy over the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three legal considerations.

October 11, 2012

Afghanistan
Protests Over Quran Burning May Spread Beyond Afghanistan

The protests sweeping Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base may spread to other Muslim countries unless U.S. and NATO officials act swiftly, says CFR’s Ed Husain.