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To help readers better understand the nuances of foreign policy, CFR staff writers and Consulting Editor Bernard Gwertzman conduct in-depth interviews with a wide range of international experts, as well as newsmakers.
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Nicaraguas proposed Grand Canal would be one of the worlds largest engineering projects. Its proponents say it could transform the countrys economy, while critics say it could be an environmental catastrophe.
Poised to revive its nuclear industry, Japan should continue to encourage investment in solar as well, which could help meet its energy goals and set an example for the world, writes CFRs Varun Sivaram.
A century after the mass killings and displacement of the Ottoman Empires Armenians, four experts reflect on the present-day echoes of those atrocities and the path forward.
Saudi Arabias intervention in Yemen marks a more assertive foreign policy that is less inclined to rely on the United States and could intensify the sectarian rift with Iran across the region, writes CFRs Ray Takeyh.
The United States is currently pursuing two of the largest trade deals in history, the Asia-focused Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-EU Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but concerns persist over the effects of trade on employment, inequality, national sovereignty, and safety standards.
The U.S.-Cuba rapprochement means that leaders at the upcoming Summit of the Americas can focus less on regional tensions and more on issues such as trade, immigration, and security, says CFRs Shannon K. ONeil.
A review of the Millennium Development Goals winding down in 2015 offers insights on global health efforts that could inform an even more ambitious UN initiative set to launch this year, writes CFRs Laurie Garrett.
The corruption scandal rocking oil giant Petrobras has far-reaching consequences for Brazil's economy, says Eurasia Group's director for Latin America, João Augusto de Castro Neves.
The framework deal with Iran surpassed expectations and revived concerns about how such a deal could be implemented, says CFRs Ray Takeyh.
Chinas advancement in the pharmaceutical sector has major implications for global health but it remains constrained by governance and other factors, says CFRs Yanzhong Huang.