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June 5, 2017

Tracking the Yuan Does a Banking Crisis Lead to a Currency Crisis? (The Case of China)

One key question around China is pretty straight forward: will losses in China’s banks and shadow banks—whether on their lending to Chinese firms or their lending to investment vehicles of local gove…

June 2, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Women receive food aid in Nigeria. Norwegian Refugee Council Highlights Neglected Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a highly respected, independent non-governmental organization that works with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), has released its annual list of th…

May 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Internally Displaced Continue to Grow in 2016

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have issued a report indicating that there were 31 million persons world-wide newly internally displaced in …

April 17, 2017

BP04172017 RIP Turkey, 1921–2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum—he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history.

March 20, 2017

BP03202017 Fake News Has a Long History in the Middle East—and the Lessons for Americans Are Unmistakably Dire

Information has long been falsified and weaponized in Turkey and the Arab world—and we're headed that way fast.

February 6, 2017

United States
BP02062017 Are We Experiencing a Slow-Motion, Turkish-Style Coup? Or Our Own Arab Spring?

Corrupting the media, spreading chaos, and subverting the rule of law—it's what authoritarian regimes do best.

June 27, 2013

Statistical Evidence

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, Jan Teorell evaluates a range of political, economic, and social factors in light of the …

November 22, 2016

libya-women-fighters_rtr2o4u7 U.S. House of Representatives: Women’s Participation in Peace and Security is Critical

The U.S. House of Representatives just signaled its commitment to women and girls globally. It took a historic step last week by passing the Women, Peace, and Security Act (H.R. 5332), which pledges …

November 18, 2016

CFR Cyber Net Politics Facebook Cyber Week in Review: November 18, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Disinformation. Disinformation everywhere. Since Donald Trump’s election, the "fake news" phe…

January 8, 2003

United States
New Council Book Argues for Change in U.S. Policies Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction

For further information contact: April Palmerlee, Director of Communications +1-212-434-9544January 30, 2001—President George W. Bush has made clear his intention to deploy a national missile defense…