December 16, 2011Defense and Security
An Iranian Shahab 3 missile is displayed during a military parade in Tehran. (Morteza Nikoubazl/courtesy Reuters) Earlier this week, CFR’s Center for Preventive Action (CPA) released its 2012 Preven…
October 10, 2018China
The absence of a U.S. response to China’s encroachment on Asia’s rivers points to a failure to comprehend the regional implications of increased competition for water resources.
August 15, 2011Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Syrian refugee holding her child in the Turkish border town of Boynuegin. (Osman Orsal/courtesy Reuters) Two weeks ago the Obama administration unveiled a new policy for preventing and responding …
February 5, 2020Election 2020
This is a guest post by Zoe Dawson, a recent graduate of The Center for Global Affairs at New York University. She was previously an intern for Energy and Climate Policy at the Council on Foreign Rel…
February 18, 2020Cybersecurity
Although the concept of cyber deterrence has fallen out of fashion in academic literature in recent years, it is being remolded in emerging approaches to national security.
January 3, 2020Cameroon
The violent conflict in Cameroon, still rarely discussed in Washington, is becoming increasingly dire. Both President Paul Biya’s Francophone regime in Yaounde and the Anglophone separatists in the southwest region are accused of brutal human rights abuses, including the burning of villages, attacks on schools, and the killing of men, women, and children. Despite mediation attempts by the Swiss government and sanctions by the Trump administration, there are no signs of any progress towards a negotiated settlement.
February 13, 2020Diplomacy and International Institutions
Can the world still work together to address today’s most pressing global challenges? A broken economic order, Trump’s incoherent foreign policy, and the corrosion of trust offer little to be optimis…
February 12, 2020Technology and Innovation
While social media companies have made some efforts to address manipulated media—photos, video, or audio that have been edited, distorted, or misappropriated—more needs to be done. Social media compa…
February 7, 2020Zimbabwe
After thirty-seven years in power, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was toppled via a military coup in November 2017. His successor and former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, promised a break from Mugabe’s authoritarian rule and economic mismanagement, declaring a “new Zimbabwe” that is “open for business.” After two years in power, to what extent has Mnangagwa delivered on his promises? In short, it’s bleak.