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'Historic' in the Worst Way

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:06 -0400

President Obama and his defenders are trumpeting the new aid agreement with Israel as proof that he is the best friend Israel ever had in the White House. In fact, it’s a bad deal and should be treated the same way Obama treated prior agreements he didn't like: It should be forgotten by the next president.

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Must Reads of the Week: Siberian Energy, Germany's Refugee Debate, and More

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:31:29 -0400

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 19–23, 2016.

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The World Next Week: Afghanistan's Political Deadline, a U.S. Presidential Debate, Driverless Cars Move Forward, and More

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:25:29 -0400

Afghanistan's power-sharing agreement expires, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate, and U.S. regulations on semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles move forward. 

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Afghanistan at an Inflection Point

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:58:02 -0400

Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency, says expert Christopher D. Kolenda.

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How to Watch the Presidential Debates

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:58:59 -0400

As the presidential debate season opens, expect plenty of contrasts between how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump view U.S. interactions in the world, writes CFR’s Elizabeth Saunders.

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A Conversation With Dame Sally Davies

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:44:03 -0400

Dame Sally Davies discusses the challenges of responding to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for a global action plan following the high level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the United Nations General Assembly.  

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The Coming Confrontation with North Korea

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:54:02 -0400

It is increasingly likely that the next U.S. President will face a fateful decision regarding North Korea’s nuclear program, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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The Fix

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:00:16 -0400

A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.

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Cyberspace, Terrorism and International Law

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:48:22 -0400

Governments have long worried about terrorists using the Internet to launch cyberattacks, spread propaganda, recruit and radicalise individuals and raise funds. However, the Islamic State’s exploitation of social media has caused a crisis and generated questions about international law’s role in addressing terrorism in cyberspace.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Walter Mondale

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:30:08 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Joe Biden

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:27:57 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: George H.W. Bush

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:25:48 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Dick Cheney

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:23:11 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Dan Quayle

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:12:47 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Al Gore

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:54:18 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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Political Corruption and Instability in Brazil

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:48:32 -0400

Matthew M. Taylor discusses Brazil's political and economic outlook.

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Why Trump Is the Islamic State’s Dream Candidate

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:08:06 -0400

Trump’s reaction to terrorism — his anti-Muslim rhetoric and his misunderstanding of Middle Eastern politics — is exactly what extremists want in a U.S. president.

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Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:12:49 -0400

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in countering these threats globally.

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A Conversation With Javad Zarif

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:01:33 -0400

Javad Zarif discusses regional politics, nuclear security, and U.S.-Iran relations.

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A Conversation With Salahuddin Rabbani

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:41:37 -0400

Salahuddin Rabbani discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan's national unity government.

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and the World's Peril

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:46:44 -0400

Laurie Garrett writes that the U.N. General Assembly is taking on the danger of antimicrobial resistance that threatens the health of our entire species.

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Using Incentives to Shape the Zero-Day Market

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:42 -0400

To reduce the risk of attack, the U.S. government should create incentives for individuals, companies, and governments to find and patch software vulnerabilities. 

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Can Multilateral Efforts Save Threatened Wildlife?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Dozens of wildlife species are endangered, pushed ever closer to extinction by habitat loss and illegal trade. Unfortunately, limiting trade in wild animals and plants can be a contentious process that depends as much on politics as on science. Romy Chevallier and Ross Harvey of SAIIA explain how the debate over elephant conservation elucidates this difficulty and helps demonstrate both how the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora could function better and what could be done to reconcile conflicting positions. 

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America Has Lost Its Characteristic Optimism

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:18:53 -0400

New Census data shows promising increases in median household income and the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership would boost national income. Yet, U.S. politicians disparage rather than celebrate this tangible progress. What happened to American optimism?

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4 Things to Watch in Russia’s Parliamentary Elections

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:07:44 -0400

In a real democracy elections decide who wins, and who rules. The Duma elections will not. Even so, they will help us measure the state of Putinism.

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Must Reads of the Week: 9/11 Anniversary, China's Alliance With Venezuela, and More

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:45:51 -0400

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 12–16, 2016.

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China Vital to Countering a More Dangerous North Korea

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:25:33 -0400

North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a great danger to Northeast Asia and the United States. Washington should pursue policies that will induce Beijing to exert more pressure on its neighbor, says retired Admiral Mike Mullen. 

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U.S. Should Sharpen Strategy and Enlist China to Counter Threat from North Korea, Says CFR Task Force

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:19:04 -0400

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea will neither halt that country’s recurring and dangerous cycle of provocation nor ensure the stability of Northeast Asia in the future. To the contrary, the Task Force warns, “If allowed to continue, current trends will predictably, progressively, and gravely threaten U.S. national security interests and those of its allies.” 

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A Sharper Choice on North Korea

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:01:38 -0400

The Task Force recommends revising U.S. policy toward North Korea to break the cycle of North Korean provocation and promote stability in Northeast Asia.

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How to Deal With North Korea

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:14:22 -0400

North Korea’s accelerating nuclear and missile programs, including its recent nuclear test, pose a grave and expanding threat to security, stability and peace in Asia and the rest of the world. This threat affects close U.S. allies — South Korea and Japan — and U.S. personnel and facilities in the region. In the coming months and years, it will create increasing danger for the United States.

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