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November 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Zero Botnets

Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.

Cover image for Council Special Report Zero Botnets

November 13, 2018

Turkey
Neither Friend nor Foe

The strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey is over. While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States. The United States should not be reluctant…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Washington, DC, on May 16, 2017.

February 20, 2018

Indonesia
Keeping the U.S.-Indonesia Relationship Moving Forward

The United States and Indonesia should collaborate on checking China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea and combating terrorism and piracy in Southeast Asia, while aiming for modest but achievable improvements in economic relations.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem leads a group of Indonesian navy ships in formation during a pass and review with the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex, in this photo dated November 20, 2011. Stethem was anchored off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, for a port visit. (Terry Matlock/U.S. Navy)

January 19, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia

The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to deter future attacks,…

Containing Russia

November 14, 2016

Israel
Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship

The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.

Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship

March 6, 2017

Russia
Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Kimberly Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions through clear words and actions based in international law.

Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO cover

January 24, 2017

Cybersecurity
Rebuilding Trust Between Silicon Valley and Washington

Overview Cyber threats to the United States are escalating in sophistication and magnitude, but mistrust between Washington and Silicon Valley continues to stymie progress on cybersecurity. In a n…

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February 25, 2016

China
Xi Jinping on the Global Stage

In light of China's deepening economic slowdown, "China's foreign policy may well be driven increasingly by the risk of domestic political instability," write Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger …

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November 18, 2016

South Sudan
Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Overview Following its independence in 2011, three years of civil war have left South Sudan on the cusp of full-scale genocide, with its sovereignty discredited by warring elites, asserts a new Co…

Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

November 19, 2014

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

The world has entered a second nuclear age shaped by rising nuclear states and military technologies. Gregory Koblentz argues that the United States should work with the other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.

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