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November 29, 2018

Arctic
Arctic Governance

As national governments, international institutions, and nonstate actors explore approaches to Arctic governance, a cohesive approach is necessary to address the environmental, economic, sociocultural, and geopolitical challenges the region faces.

Norway's Crown Prince Haakon (bottom, left) and Crown   Princess Mette-Marit (right) look at an Arctic map at the   Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on   November 7, 2016.

October 4, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union's Conflict Management Capabilities

Overview In this Working Paper, Paul D. Williams clarifies how Africa's strategic importance to the United States has increased substantially over the past decade. In particular, the continent is …

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June 28, 2017

China
Geostrategic Implications of China’s Twin Economic Challenges

As China seeks to reorient the focus of its economy from investment and export to consumption, national security will become a more prominent strategic priority. The United States should recognize this shift and cooperate with China in its move toward a more sustainable growth path.

An employee works at a clothes factory in Huaxi village, of Jiangsu Province, on December 3, 2010. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

January 8, 2004

Colombia
Andes 2020

Overview The United States spends approximately $700 million per year in the Andean region, but this Commission report concludes that current U.S. policy--focused narrowly on “drugs and thugs” in …

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October 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
Disinformation on Steroids

Deep fakes—highly realistic and difficult-to-detect depictions of real people doing or saying things they never said or did—are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.

An image from a fake video of former President Barack Obama, demonstrating facial-mapping technology.

October 11, 2018

Global Governance
Global Governance to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows are one of the most important features of globalization’s dark side. However, unlike other illicit or dangerous cross-border flows, these flows bear almost no markers in and of themselves.

Replicas of Brazilian banknotes are hung on a clothesline during a protest of the national union of prosecutors against money laundering in Brazil, at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia, on March 18, 2015. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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June 26, 2018

Monetary Policy
Global Monetary Policy Divergence and the Reemergence of Global Imbalances

To minimize the risk of greater global imbalances, U.S. policymakers should rethink U.S. fiscal policy and focus on the transatlantic imbalances, not the bilateral trade deficit with China.

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June 11, 2018

International Organizations
Council of Councils Seventh Annual Conference

Participants discussed how Donald J. Trump’s repudiation of multilateral cooperation undercuts the world’s ability to alleviate transnational challenges, even if other countries step up to fill the v…

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May 15, 2018

Cybersecurity
Sharing Classified Cyber Threat Information With the Private Sector

Critical infrastructure companies cannot protect themselves from adversarial nation-states without federal assistance. The U.S. government should create a classified network to share information on c…

Staff members sit at their workstations at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, on January 13, 2015.