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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:05:25 -0400
Trump dominated the election-year debate by proposing a more hopped-up version of foreign-policy activism than the usual advocates of activism, and a fuller kind of disengagement than those who wanted to scale down. The combination—radicalism at both ends of the spectrum—seemed the essence of his appeal. For Trump, American policy was supposed to serve only American interests. Best of all, Trump suggested, his entire approach would be free. Yes, we could be “great again”—and on the cheap. Such a blend of much more and much less could easily have seemed incoherent, or crazy. But the two halves of Trump’s formula worked together better than critics appreciated.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:36 -0400
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Philip Gordon examine the outcome of the first round of France's presidential election.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:39:53 -0400
Experts discuss the most important flashpoints in international affairs for the current administration.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:34:10 -0400
Experts discuss the changing role of the media within this administration and beyond and how the media should proceed to cover the Trump presidency.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:33:36 -0400
Following a welcome message by James Lindsay, Calvin Sims, in conversation with Mira Patel, launch the 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address about leadership, mentorship, and diversity in international affairs.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:16:42 -0400
Elliott Abrams reflects on free speech and his recent visit to University of California, Berkeley.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:16:28 -0400
Writing in the Nikkei Asian Review, Philip Gordon sees the upcoming French election as a referendum on globalization, with implications for the world.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:56:46 -0400
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will be visiting Washington soon and will call for a renewed commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state. But both opinion polls, and actions by the Palestinian Authority glorifying terrorism and terrorists, suggest that Palestinian political culture is oriented to violence and revanchism, not to peace. Elliott Abrams argues that a change in Palestinian political culture is a necessary precondition for real peace.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:45:15 -0400
One hundred years ago this month, the United States declared war on Germany and thereby entered World War I. Experts discuss why the United States entered "the Great War," the consequences it had for American society and foreign policy, and what lessons it holds for Americans going forward.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:43:50 -0400
Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:42:08 -0400
Arun Jaitley discusses the status of India’s economy, its relationship with the United States, and its place in the world economy.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
It remains difficult to predict who will be the eventual winner of France’s upcoming presidential elections, but two of the four candidates that could emerge victorious support policies far outside the traditional French and European consensus. Their extreme positions may lead to the end of French membership in both the EU and the NATO, and consequently unravel the postwar effort to bind the European continent.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:12:04 -0400
France holds presidential elections, Manila hosts an ASEAN summit, and Brussels stages a special EU summit to discuss Brexit.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:37:02 -0400
Laurie Garrett argues that President Trump’s cuts to pure science and vital agencies risk generational damage to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:08:33 -0400
In this article Jerome Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen examine the case of Lee Ming-che, a Taiwanese human rights activist who was detained in China, and the risks his detention poses for cross-strait relations.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:30 -0400
Adam Segal discusses the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:29:51 -0400
During his campaign, Donald Trump persuaded voters that he would look after “America First.” It would be hard to find an institution that plays a greater role in supporting the economic and strategic interests of the United States than does the IMF. Therefore, it would be in the United States’ and the world’s interests if Secretary Mnuchin were to deliver a strong and clear statement of support for the IMF from its biggest beneficiary.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:09:27 -0400
It’s one thing to hold your nose and work with Erdogan despite his human-rights abuses. It’s another thing to actually praise him for destroying Turkish democracy.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:26:15 -0400
The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance, says CFR’s Karen Brooks.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:35:48 -0400
With its population and living standards rising quickly, India is a wild-card country that could prevent the world from limiting global warming to sought-for levels—or it could help make the difference in a better future. For the country to make a low-carbon transition, technical and financial support from other nations will be crucial, writes Varun Sivaram.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:19:39 -0400
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Steven Cook examine the consequences of the Turkish referendum on U.S. foreign policy.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:56:38 -0400
Thus far, President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy resembles a traditionally realist Republican one that focuses on balance-of-power politics, dealing with other great powers on equal footing, and building coalitions for specific tasks, writes Ray Takeyh. In time, he may also recognize the importance of a robust human rights and democracy promotion policy.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:41:05 -0400
Approaching his 100-day mark with little to show for it but a new Supreme Court justice, Donald Trump is shedding his past positions faster than a stock trader getting rid of underperforming stocks.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:37:34 -0400
As Theresa May calls for surprise elections in the UK, Sebastian Mallaby reminds his reader to keep an eye on France, where upcoming presidential elections spell trouble.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:56:15 -0400
Should Congress cut aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it ceases payments to terrorists and their families? In the new issue of National Review magazine, Elliott Abrams argues that Congress should pass the Taylor Force Act, cut the aid, and try to force a change in Palestinian political culture.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:59:54 -0400
Experts discuss behavioral insights into policymaking.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:55:14 -0400
Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:04:58 -0400
The Turkish public seems to have given President Erdogan and his party license to reorganize the state and, in the process, raze the values on which it was built, writes CFR's Steven A. Cook.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:48:34 -0400
Daniel Kahneman discusses insights from behavioral economics.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:49:20 -0400
The dropping of the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan shouldn’t be cause for unseemly celebration; instead it should be taken as a sign that the war in Afghanistan isn't going well.