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December 5, 2010

International Organizations
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Overview The UN Security Council remains an important source of legitimacy for international action. Yet despite dramatic changes in the international system over the past forty-five years, the co…

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September 18, 2008

China
China, Space Weapons, and U.S. Security

Overview China’s successful test of an anti-satellite weapon in 2007, followed by the U.S. destruction earlier this year of an out-of-control U.S. satellite, demonstrated that space may soon no lo…

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November 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Zero Botnets

Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.

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November 13, 2018

Turkey
Neither Friend nor Foe

The strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey is over. While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States. The United States should not be reluctant…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Washington, DC, on May 16, 2017.

July 10, 2008

Pakistan
Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt

Overview Pakistan constitutes one of the most important and difficult challenges facing U.S. foreign policy. What is at stake is considerable by any measure. Pakistan is the world's second-most-po…

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January 21, 2014

Pakistan
Reorienting U.S. Pakistan Strategy

Overview As U.S. and coalition forces prepare to draw down troops in Afghanistan, this new report urges Washington to view Pakistan not solely or even principally in the context of U.S.-Afghanista…

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April 10, 2015

Grand Strategy
Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China

Overview "China represents and will remain the most significant competitor to the United States for decades to come. As such, the need for a more coherent U.S. response to increasing Chinese power…

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March 24, 2016

Myanmar
Securing a Democratic Future for Myanmar

To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy, writes Priscilla A. Clapp in a new report from …

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October 8, 2009

Conflict Prevention
Enhancing U.S. Preventive Action

Overview Few would dispute that preventing conflict, instability, and humanitarian disaster is preferable to confronting these problems after they arise. Preventive measures are generally less exp…

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November 19, 2014

Nigeria
U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram

Overview The militant Islamist group Boko Haram's increasingly bold attacks in Nigeria—most notably its April kidnapping of nearly three hundred female students—threaten to fuel further Muslim-Chr…

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