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April 29, 2016

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U.S. Security Aid Did Not Rebalance to Southeast Asia
Joshua Kurlantzick

The Obama administration may have rebalanced to Asia, but security assistance for most Southeast Asian countries has decreased. Explore the infographic »

 
Options for Confronting the Islamic State
 

The next U.S. president will face tough decisions, including whether to commit significant ground forces, how to support the Kurds, and what to do about Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. Watch the video explainer »

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRAZIL?

Latin America’s Moment
Richard N. Haass

Despite continuing challenges, Latin America is emerging as a global bright spot. Read the op-ed »

 
Rousseff's Impeachment: What's Next for Brazil?
Matthew M. Taylor

If Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment moves forward, it will not restore political stability to Brazil. Instead, it will create a new set of challenges. Read the interview »

 
After Impeachment
Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil analyzes the implications of Rousseff’s impeachment for Brazil’s economy and her ability to govern in the coming months. Listen to the podcast »

 
A MAN WALKS PAST GRAFFITI, DENOUNCING STRIKES BY U.S. DRONES IN YEMEN. (ABDULLAH ALI AL MAHDI/REUTERS) / RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS LOAD HUMANITARIAN AID BOXES IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO. (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS) A MAN WALKS PAST GRAFFITI, DENOUNCING STRIKES BY U.S. DRONES IN YEMEN. (ABDULLAH ALI AL MAHDI/REUTERS) / RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS LOAD HUMANITARIAN AID BOXES IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO. (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS)

A MAN WALKS PAST GRAFFITI, DENOUNCING STRIKES BY U.S. DRONES IN YEMEN. (ABDULLAH ALI AL MAHDI/REUTERS) / RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS LOAD HUMANITARIAN AID BOXES IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO. (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS)

Drones Kill More Civilians Than Pilots Do
Micah Zenko

The Obama administration’s assertion that drones cause fewer civilian fatalities than other weapons is untrue. Drone strikes in non-battlefield settings result in thirty-five times more civilian casualties than manned air strikes in conventional battlefields. Read the op-ed »

 
In Defense of Federal Food Aid
Robert E. Rubin, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Alleviating food insecurity is not only a moral imperative; it also makes good economic sense.  Read the op-ed »

 
Cairo’s Unforced Error
Steven A. Cook

Egypt’s transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia marks a blow to national pride and exposes a deepening gulf between President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the Egyptian people. Read more on From the Potomac to the Euphrates »

 
Improving Global Humanitarian Response
Stewart M. Patrick

Sixty million individuals are currently displaced in the world due to violent conflict and the situation is unlikely to improve without a serious rethinking of the organizations and policies that govern humanitarian responses. Read more on The Internationalist »

An Audio Preview of the World This Week

An Audio Preview of the World This Week

In this week’s podcast, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Russia, Spain’s deadline to form a new government, and the fifth anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. Listen to the podcast »

 

WORLD EVENTS CALENDAR

May 3
Indiana Primary
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INSIDE CFR

Former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis discusses the Greek economy, austerity measures in the European Union, and challenges facing the Eurozone. Watch the discussion »

CFR’s Steven A. Cook, Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Melissa G. Dalton, Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s James F. Jeffrey, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas R. Pickering assess Turkey’s relations with its neighbors and its handling of the migrant crisis, and offer U.S. policy options moving forward. Watch the discussion »

The Center for New American Security’s Julianne Smith, the Atlantic Council’s Agnia Grigas, CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich, and National Endowment for Democracy Vice President Nadia Diuk discuss Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and Syria, its relations with Europe and the United States, and what to expect from President Putin next. Watch the discussion »

 

The May/June Issue of Foreign Affairs

The May/June Issue of Foreign Affairs

Though Russia no longer threatens the United States as the Soviet Union did during the Cold War, Moscow’s increasing aggression remains perplexing to outsiders. In the May/June 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, top experts break down what motivates the Kremlin and President Vladimir Putin. Explore the new issue »

 
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