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December 1, 2019

United States
U.S. Adults’ Knowledge About the World

A new survey commissioned from Gallup by the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society explores American adults’ knowledge about geography and world affairs.

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February 16, 2012

Development
From Aid to Development Partnership

Overview U.S.-ROK cooperation in international development is at its early stages, but forging such cooperation has great potential. It enables the two countries to jointly pursue their common int…

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November 22, 2016

Cybersecurity
Creating a Federally Sponsored Cyber Insurance Program

The U.S. federal government has long debated using insurance as a tool to create incentives for better cybersecurity in the private sector, and has tried to prod the insurance industry to offer cyber…

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April 21, 2009

Infectious Diseases
The Evolution and Future of Donor Assistance for HIV/AIDS

Overview The fight against HIV and AIDS has become a massive exercise. Twenty years ago, the AIDS epidemic was solely a topic of medical and public health concern in most societies. Today the pand…

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December 14, 2011

South Korea
Busan High-Level Forum: From Dead Aid to Better Development?

The Busan High-Level Forum (HLF)—which met from November 29 to December 1 and involved more than three thousand delegates from nearly one hundred sixty countries as well as representatives from inter…

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September 15, 2011

Security Alliances
The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future

Overview The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Aspen Institute India (Aii) have cosponsored a U.S.-India Joint Study Group to identify the shared national interests that motivate the United S…

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December 16, 2019

United States
Preparing for the Next Foreign Policy Crisis

It is vital that the United States devote more attention and resources to preventing potential crises from arising and being better prepared to manage them when they do.

A U.S. Army crew chief on board a CH-47F Chinook helicopter observes the successful test of flares during a training flight in Afghanistan, on March 14, 2018. (Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force via Reuters)

January 18, 2017

Food and Water Security
Water and U.S. National Security

Overview Water and security concerns are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be d…

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December 18, 2019

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2020

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

A woman covers her face as she stands on the outskirts of a town near the Syria-Turkey border, while smoke plumes meant to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes billow from tire fires.

July 18, 2005

Infectious Diseases
HIV and National Security

Overview The HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the security of states throughout the world, weakening economies, military and police forces, government structures, and social structures. This is the …

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