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    Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

    Weak Links Cover Stewart Patrick challenges the conventional wisdom about failed states through systematic empirical analysis that traces the connections between state failure and transnational security threats.

    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana cover Gayle Lemmon tells the remarkable story of a young entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her Kabul, Afghanistan, neighborhood during the Taliban years.

    Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge

    Advantage Cover Adam Segal offers a contrarian analysis of how the United States can succeed in the technological race with Asia.

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    New Council Special Report

    The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat

    The Drug War in Mexico CSR cover imageDavid A. Shirk analyzes the drug war in Mexico and argues that the United States should help Mexico address its pressing crime and corruption problems.

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    New Independent Task Force Report

    U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan

    U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan coverThis Task Force report assesses U.S. objectives, strategy, and policy options in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It supports a long-term partnership with Pakistan, calls for a new approach to Afghan political reform, reconciliation, and regional diplomacy, and says that a more limited U.S. mission in Afghanistan would be warranted if the present strategy does not show signs of progress.

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