Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:50:37 -0500
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:26:17 -0500
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Edward Alden examine the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:18:49 -0500
Experts discuss the state of the world.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:23 -0500
Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Russia including continued sanctions, possible cooperation with Russia in Syria, and responding to increased tensions surrounding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:27:22 -0500
Preserving and protecting the past—preventing historicide—is essential for those who want to ensure that today’s dangerous zealots do not succeed, writes CFR President Richard Haass
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:05:52 -0500
The U.S. national debt now exceeds $14 trillion, prompting calls for tax and spending reforms as President Donald J. Trump prepares his administration’s first budget proposal.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
The UN’s top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda but its impact has varied widely among office holders since 1946.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:04:40 -0500
President Donald J. Trump addresses Congress, the UN Security Council debates Kosovo, and the 89th Academy Awards are held.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:57:36 -0500
Writing in the Financial Times, Philip Gordon argues that the Geneva talks on Syria must prioritize a ceasefire in place over more ambitious questions of constitutional reform and political transition.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:20:19 -0500
Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, writes CFR’s Max Boot.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:33:56 -0500
Experts evaluate the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, the issues that have arisen in the past year, and what the new administration should consider for the future of the deal.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:25:20 -0500
The U.S. under President Donald Trump does not actually seem to have a foreign policy. To be exact, it has several foreign policies — and it is not obvious whether anyone, including the president himself, speaks for the entire administration.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:15:11 -0500
Now that the U.S. government is no longer responsible for the IANA functions, the United States needs to take action to maintain its influence on internet governance.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:48:16 -0500
The likelihood that Armenians and Azerbaijanis will clash over Nagorno-Karabakh in the next twelve months is high. This contingency planning memorandum details how the United States can prevent renewed conflict over the disputed region.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:16:08 -0500
It is perhaps too much to hope for, but it would be a pleasant surprise if Republicans treated Kremlingate as seriously as they treated the issue of Clinton’s email server or the Benghazi attack. There is a desperate need for a credible, bipartisan investigation to get to the bottom of this murky business, and the president should welcome such an inquiry if he has nothing to hide.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:04:33 -0500
Gayle Lemmon discusses Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster's new role as National Security Adviser in a country that is largely insulated from the wars waged in its name.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:07:36 -0500
The United States should strengthen Russia's neighbors to deter and defend against aggression, but also reactivate dialogue with Moscow and hold off on bringing Ukraine or Georgia into NATO, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:21:10 -0500
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert Danin examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Israel.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:20:10 -0500
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington demonstrated that the tensions in U.S.-Israeli relations during the Obama administration are over and that the Trump administration intends to pursue a peace process.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:48 -0500
A surge in deaths in China from a virulent form of influenza has set off a scramble among health officials to find infected bird stocks, while experts have yet to produce a viable vaccine, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:56:18 -0500
President Trump asserts that the U.S. economy is a disaster and that he alone can fix it. The truth is that the U.S. economy is doing better than most Americans realize, and activist attempts to fix what ain’t broke are one of the gravest threats to it. What’s at stake is not simply that the president is vague or wrong about the facts. It’s that bad facts make for bad policy.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:00:08 -0500
Mary Elise Sarotte discusses the role of German leadership in Europe and the world.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:20:26 -0500
The search for a new White House national security advisor continues, the UN Security Council reviews Yemen sanctions, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:42:02 -0500
A chaotic, dangerous, cyber-enabled landscape is on the horizon. Can Trump—and the United States—define the rules and harness the power to build and contain it?
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:27:20 -0500
Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor highlights the troubling and mysterious ties between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:21:55 -0500
When then-President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in a White House ceremony in December 1993, he called it “a defining moment” for the United States and praised Mexico and Canada as “our partners in the future that we are trying to make together.” All three countries had made what then seemed like an irreversible decision to marry their economic futures. Yet today, less than a quarter-century later, those bonds are badly fraying.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:03:29 -0500
There is growing tension between President Trump’s America First doctrine and building order in an interconnected world, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:58:08 -0500
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes two experts on national security, Charles A. Kupchan and Ely Ratner, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:22 -0500
John Gallagher shares perspectives on the Trump administration’s approach to religious freedom in the United States.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:08:10 -0500
Benn Steil and Emma Smith show how China mirrors the U.S. “exorbitant privilege” from minting the world’s primary reserve currency. While the United States is deeply indebted to the rest of the world, it still earns far more abroad than it pays out. China, in contrast, has become the world’s largest creditor while paying foreigners far more than it receives. Steil and Smith argue that China is making itself vulnerable to financial crisis by massively subsidizing its geostrategic objectives.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:03:11 -0500
We’re nearing the threshold used to estimate how low unemployment can get before inflation rises. Will the Fed raise interest rates?