Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:16:54 -0400
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:51:15 -0400
Matthew M. Taylor argues that Brazil’s gains in fighting corruption hold lessons for U.S. anticorruption policy around the world.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:52:40 -0400
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Turkey, Hong Kong elects a new chief executive, and the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome is marked.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:22:35 -0400
Todd Harrison, director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining President Donald J. Trump's budget blueprint.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:49:15 -0400
Writing in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon offers a vision of how President Trump could stumble—through bluster, wishful thinking, and miscalculation—into war with Iran, China, and North Korea.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:28:17 -0400
“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task Force report, Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast. With the Arctic “warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet” and melting sea ice opening up this resource-rich region to new trade routes and commercial activities, the report stresses that “the United States needs to increase its strategic commitment to the region or risk leaving its interests unprotected.”
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:34:25 -0400
Turkey, as well as Egypt and Pakistan, are places where belief in the existence of a deep state is prominent, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. This is partly a function of the fact that these are also countries where there is little transparency and citizens have few avenues by which to hold officials accountable.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:53:17 -0400
The Arctic should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, says Thad Allen, co-chair of CFR’s Independent Task Force on the Arctic.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:33:20 -0400
The Task Force finds that Alaska and the Arctic are of growing economic and geostrategic importance and recommends actions to improve the United States’ strategic presence in the Arctic region.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:35:46 -0400
Experts discuss U.S. policy priorities for the Arctic.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:27:54 -0400
CFR’s Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller passed away on March 20 at age 101.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:06:06 -0400
The Trump team’s early forays into Asia couldn’t have gone better. In early February, Defense Secretary James Mattis received high praise for his trip to Tokyo and Seoul, reassuring nervous allies that the Trump administration would continue decades of American leadership in Asia. A week later, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe braved a visit to the White House and was rewarded with President Donald Trump reaffirming the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:33:50 -0400
The United States and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital warfare.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:10:43 -0400
The FBI, NSA, Germany, Britain, Australia: Is there anybody America's dissembler-in-chief can't alienate?
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:52:34 -0400
News in the United States is being falsified and weaponized in similar ways as in Egypt and Turkey, argues Steven A. Cook. However, unlike citizens in the Middle East, American consumers of fake news may not be aware that they are being manipulated.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:40:48 -0400
If Trump sends more American boots to Syria, who will fight alongside them, and—still—what comes next?
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:51:12 -0400
As questions remain about Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections and President Trump’s allegations that Barack Obama wiretapped him during the campaign, Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, seems less than willing to pursue a robust investigation. Carla Anne Robbins argues that this is a mistake.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:15:57 -0400
How did a tough general like Yitzhak Rabin come to offer the Golan Heights to Hafez al-Assad and to make a deal that brought Yasser Arafat back from exile to rule the Palestinian Territories? Elliott Abrams's review of Itamar Rabinovich's new biography of Rabin raises these and other issues.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:59:54 -0400
There remain many misconceptions about modern Turkey among Americans, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. The country is not a democracy, its president is not a dictator, many state institutions are not secular, it does not have a Kurdish problem, and it is the product of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s modernist vision of Anatolian society.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:26:26 -0400
The U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea is finished. But direct U.S. talks with Pyongyang, conditioned on a nuclear & missile testing freeze, intrusive inspections, & a ban on transfers to third parties, could be best U.S. option, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:01:13 -0400
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi meets President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China, and three years pass since Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:24 -0400
Katherine Almquist Knopf discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:05:06 -0400
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Alyssa Ayres examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on India.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:46:59 -0400
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn writes that Greece and its creditors are again locked in a showdown over reforms, cash, and debt relief. Another cliff-hanger ahead of heavy July debt payments looks likely. Extend-and-pretend is a dead end for Greece and an increasingly populist Europe, and a more ambitious agreement seems ruled out by bailout fatigue in creditor countries. Markets are once again underestimating the risks of “Grexit.”
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:25:59 -0400
The first 50 days of the Trump administration haven’t been a total disaster. But the president could undo all the good work, unless he gets a few things straight.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:08:45 -0400
Gideon Rose discusses the March/April 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Walter Russell Mead and Jennifer Lind. The latest issue of Foreign Affairs takes an in-depth look at the election, transition, and now presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:09:34 -0400
Global health should not be a matter of endless charity, political whim, profiteering, or philanthropic trendiness. Health is a right.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:06:21 -0400
According to Ambassador Robert Blackwill, previous U.S. strategies of "engaging and hedging" with respect to China have failed. Will the Trump administration develop the right grand strategy to deal with China and protect U.S. vital interests?
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:50:53 -0400
The Republican party's racists were once pushed to the fringes. In the Trump era, they're in charge.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:42:52 -0400
An escalation in U.S. counterterrorism strikes is unlikely to degrade the country’s al-Qaeda affiliate and a two-year-long Saudi-led air campaign is no closer to defeating Houthi rebels, says Ambassador Barbara Bodine.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:07:26 -0400
One of the most important meetings of Donald Trump’s young presidency will take place on Tuesday, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to Washington. Europe is America’s most important partner and Germany guides Europe.