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August 1, 2017

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Empowering Refugees in Times of Crisis

To address a migration emergency that shows no signs of abating, states should look beyond building refugee camps and offer economic opportunities to those displaced, says expert Alexander Betts.

An Afghan refugee is pictured working at a workshop with tools in Wuppertal, western Germany

June 9, 2014

Brazil
Battling for Brazil’s Favelas

Unrest and accusations of police brutality in Brazil’s slums have threatened Rio’s security—and the country’s image—as it comes under a global spotlight with the World Cup, says expert Janice Perlman.

July 28, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Tightening the Pentagon’s Belt

Defense-spending cuts should be a big part of a deficit reduction deal, says CFR’s Richard Betts, with the Pentagon pursuing a budget that reflects a reduced threat environment and limits the product…

December 13, 2010

United States
The Legal Case against WikiLeaks

The State Department will likely push for WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to be prosecuted under all available statutes, including the Espionage Act, says CFR’s John Bellinger, who notes the recent…

January 8, 2010

United States
Terrorism Risks and ’Timeless Problems’

Failures to stop the recent U.S. airliner bomb plot and the destruction of a CIA base in Afghanistan illustrate inherent problems in intelligence gathering, and al-Qaeda’s impenetrability, says CFR’s…

September 15, 2009

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Constraints Loom for Swine Flu Vaccine

David Fedson, an international expert in flu vaccine policy, says the current distribution system could leave many developing countries without access to vaccines during a flu pandemic. Fedson sugges…

July 1, 2009

Russia
Obama’s Summit in Russia: Which Side ’Blinks’ First?

CFR’s top Russia expert, Stephen Sestanovich, says there is a potential for some hard bargaining to take place over arms control at the July 6-8 summit of U.S. and Russian leaders.  

January 21, 2009

Pakistan
Obama May Face ’Rebuff’ from Europe on Military Step-Up in Afghanistan

Robert E. Hunter, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says despite U.S. wishes for more robust military presence of European NATO members, he thinks there will only be a "token response."

November 7, 2008

United States
Previewing ’Bretton Woods Two’

CFR’s Peter Kenen discusses the current financial crisis and what will come of the upcoming international financial summit.

May 20, 2008

Americas
Next President Must Resolve Immigration, Cuba Issues

The former commander of U.S. Southern Command discusses policy issues between Latin America and the United States including immigration and Cuba.