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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:57:04 -0400

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Beijing and Taipei Should End Their Tug of War Over Repatriation of Criminal Suspects

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:24:29 -0400

In this op-ed Jerry Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen argue that both governments would benefit if China ceased a new policy of having Taiwanese criminals from third countries deported to China instead of Taiwan.

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Beijing and Taipei Should End Their Tug of War Over Repatriation of Criminal Suspects

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:57:34 -0400

In this op-ed, Jerry Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen argue that both governments would benefit if China ceased a new policy of having Taiwanese criminals from third countries deported to China instead of Taiwan.

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Global Order and the New Regionalism

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:03:16 -0400

Five authors examine the opportunities and risks presented by regional institutions across five issue areas: finance, trade, development lending, human rights, and peace operations.

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'The Curse of Cash'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:58:20 -0400

Kenneth Rogoff discusses the 'Curse of Cash,' his new book about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.

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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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Global Economic Management and the G20: A Conversation with Jacob J. Lew

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:45:16 -0400

Jacob J. Lew discusses global economic management and the G20.

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Responding to AIIB: U.S. Leadership at the Multilateral Development Banks in a New Era

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:52:20 -0400

U.S. officials should accommodate a larger role for emerging countries, particularly China, in the multilateral development bank system, but from a position of strength and with ambition for MDBs in U.S. policy. 

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Multilateral Diplomacy in the Modern World: A Conversation With Tony Blinken

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:22:32 -0400

Tony Blinken discusses multilateral diplomacy and U.S. global leadership.

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The Refugee Problem in New York

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:45:34 -0400

Every September, many of the world’s presidents, prime ministers, and foreign ministers descend on New York City to mark the start of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass. This year, they will once again highlight the international community's inability to address a pressing global challenge.

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The International Energy Agency's Hybrid Model

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:14:41 -0400

How It Manages Rising Powers—for Everyone's Benefit

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Happy Talk for Anxious Allies

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:12:43 -0400

After all, Trump might not be worse than Carter.

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The TPP Debate Has Devolved Into Generalizations. What’s Actually in the Deal?

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:19:24 -0400

U.S. President Barack Obama has promised to continue his push for Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite firm opposition to the free trade agreement from both of the major candidates for president, including his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. “Right now, I’m the president and I think I’ve got the better argument,” he told reporters following a meeting Tuesday with Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

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Can't Have It Both Ways in Iran

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:28:23 -0400

As the U.S. campaign season wears on, both Republicans and Democrats are pledging to stay tough on Iran. Such promises aren’t new. Last summer, as the Barack Obama administration unveiled its nuclear agreement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured skeptics that the United States would sustain essential sanctions that punish Tehran for its aid to terrorists, regional aggression, and human rights abuses.

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Preserving a Rules-Based Order in the South China Sea

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:28:56 -0400

A UN tribunal's ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China's efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.

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Theresa May Must Contain the Brexit Damage — and More

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:05:28 -0400

Three months ago, before Britain descended into its “Game of Thrones”-esque madness, Theresa May delivered a speech on her country’s place in Europe — on sovereignty, prosperity and the dilemma of a midsize nation in an era of globalization. Unlike those campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union, she wielded real statistics, not fake ones.

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Like It or Not, UNCLOS Arbitration Is Legally Binding for China

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:51 -0400

In this article, Cohen discusses why China is legally bound by the UNCLOS arbitration tribunal’s ruling on the Philippines’ case against China on the South China Sea and the potential for the Philippines and China to renew bilateral negotiations in the ruling’s wake.

 

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How Little Do U.S. Allies in NATO Spend on Defense?

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:37:33 -0400

When President Barack Obama sits down with the leaders of allied governments in Warsaw on Friday, there will be much talk of the revitalization of NATO. Much of it will even be justified: The alliance is making its security guarantees more meaningful by deploying more troops with better equipment to front-line Eastern European states.

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The Iran Deal a Year After: There Are No Benefits

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:34:27 -0400

On the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s one year anniversary, it is even clearer that there are no benefits to the so-called “Iran nuclear deal,” as Elliott Abrams explains in the Jerusalem Post.

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No Fiasco at Seoul

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:34:43 -0400

PM Modi’s search for support for India’s NSG bid around the world shows leadership, not desperation.

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How Britain Stays in the EU

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:41:58 -0400

Writing in Politico, Philip Gordon argues that once the full costs of British withdrawal from the European Union are clear, and actual alternatives are presented to voters, it might not happen at all.  

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The Warsaw Summit: NATO Examines Itself, Again

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:20:53 -0400

At its Warsaw summit, NATO should try to find better solutions to the problem of burden-sharing and a more sustainable strategy for managing tensions with Russia, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

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Does the U.K. Still Have a Claim to a U.N. Security Council Seat? Yes (More than Russia!)

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:41:25 -0400

Reacting to the Brexit vote, critics question whether the UK deserves a UN Security Council seat. If the British do not deserve a seat, then the Russians certainly do not, Elliott Abrams writes in National Review.

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What Brexit Reveals About Rising Populism

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:55:58 -0400

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the EU demonstrates that rising populism in Europe and the United States are both driven by voters who feel alienated from the benefits of globalization, says CFR's Edward Alden.

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The U.S.-Philippines Defense Alliance

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:22:14 -0400

The Philippines is one of the United States' oldest allies in Asia-Pacific. This Backgrounder explores the long-lasting defense ties between Manila and Washington.

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The World Next Week: Brexit

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:49:51 -0400

In this special edition, CFR’s Director of Studies Jim Lindsay, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow Robert Kahn, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby examine the implications of the Brexit vote.

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Will Brexit Affect U.S. Consumer Confidence? The Outcome May Determine Our Next President

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:25 -0400

Benn Steil’s June 24 op-ed on the PBS NewsHour Making$ense site, co-authored with Emma Smith, shows the strong relationship between consumer confidence and presidential elections going back to 1952. Current readings suggest an 80% chance of a Clinton victory, but the Brexit aftermath threatens to knock that down significantly.

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Political Losses From Brexit Will Be Deep and Enduring

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:12:33 -0400

The United Kingdom's decision to hold the EU referendum will go down as one of history’s great blunders, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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Must Reads of the Week: The UK Votes to Leave the European Union

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:03:37 -0400

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of June 20–24, 2016.

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Britain’s Awful Vote May Be a Tipping Point

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:09:08 -0400

The British vote to leave the European Union may come to be seen as a tipping point in global politics, perhaps more consequential than anything since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It may mark the moment when Europe comes face to face with its own constitutional dysfunction, when the idea of the “West” finally ceases to be plausible and when the United States is confirmed in its sense that its interests lie more in Asia than in its traditional Atlantic sphere of influence.

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Council of Councils Fifth Annual Conference

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:59:57 -0400

Delegates from twenty countries discuss how best to address challenges posed by growing geopolitical rivalries, opposition to globalization, dramatic refugee flows, divergent views on global economic governance and international internet regulation, and the absence of a region-wide security architecture in Asia.

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