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January 18, 2017

Food and Water Security
Water and U.S. National Security

Overview Water and security concerns are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be d…

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July 18, 2005

Infectious Diseases
HIV and National Security

Overview The HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the security of states throughout the world, weakening economies, military and police forces, government structures, and social structures. This is the …

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January 1, 1999

Space
Space, Commerce, and National Security

Overview Throughout the past decade, space has become increasingly important to all aspects of American life. The information revolution now transforming both private activity and global commerce …

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October 17, 2014

China
Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Eugene Gholz examines the national security and economic consequences of China's central role in the global rare earths market.

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June 14, 2019

Energy and Environment
Climate Risk Impacts on the Energy System

Insights from a CFR workshop examining the financial, regulatory, security, and technological dimensions of climate risks to the U.S. energy system.

Hurricane Harvey off the coast of Texas as seen from the International Space Station, on August 25, 2017.

June 14, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Energy Security

Overview What is energy security? On April 12–13, the Council on Foreign Relations convened academics, policymakers, and industry experts to assess the security implications of the way the world p…

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June 14, 2019

Global Governance
Council of Councils Eighth Annual Conference

Sessions at the Council of Councils conference were held on global change and world order, managing the global risk of nuclear weapons, the challenges of rapid urbanization, the future of freedom, and managing the conflict in Yemen.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose for a photo during the Group of Seven Summit, in Canada, on June 8, 2018.

December 8, 2017

Humanitarian Intervention
U.S.-ASEAN-ROK Cooperation on Nontraditional Security

For the United States, South Korea, and ASEAN, managing nontraditional security threats such as natural disasters should be as important as coping with traditional security threats.

The 2017 ASEAN-ROK Family Photo

May 20, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Women and Terrorism

U.S. policymakers overlook the roles that women play in violent extremism—including as perpetrators, mitigators, and victims—and rarely enlist their participation in efforts to combat radicalization. This omission puts the United States at a disadvantage.

Front cover for discussion paper Women and Terrorism by Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein

May 28, 2003

Defense and Security
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Overview Almost exactly a year after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush released to Congress and the American public his National Security Strategy, the most detai…

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