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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:46:42 -0500
Fidel Castro, who died on November 25, was one of the most prominent figures of the Cold War and an adversary of ten consecutive U.S. presidential administrations. This reading list considers the legacy of his nearly fifty years in power, including the Cuban Missle Crisis, the U.S. economic embargo, and the years following the Cold War.
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:25:12 -0500
The confirmation by UN monitors that Iran has complied with the deal to dismantle large parts of its nuclear program lifts major sanctions and ushers in a new era for the Middle East. This issue guide offers analysis and background.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:50:22 -0500
Catch up on the issues President Obama will focus on in his final year with this State of the Union reading list.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:08:59 -0400
As the deadline looms for the completion of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program, this issue guide provides background on the diplomatic progress and stumbling blocks, and possible consequences of an agreement.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:43:25 -0400
Five years after the onset of its sovereign debt crisis, Greece once again finds itself on the precipice of default and a departure from the nineteen-member eurozone. This reading list provides expert background and analysis of the crisis.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:52:00 -0500
The following roundup offers in-depth analysis of these and other issues expected to dominate the address.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:02:26 -0500
What were the important foreign policy turning points in 2014 and what does 2015 have in store? This CFR year-ender issue guide provides a rundown of expert analysis.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:14:45 -0400
Ongoing protests in Hong Kong have called China's "two systems" into question and challenged the party's leadership. This Issue Guide provides background and analysis of the issues at stake.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:13:51 -0500
The latest eruption of violence in Ukraine has brought its protracted political unrest—rooted in a dispute over strengthening ties with the European Union—to its bloodiest phase yet. This roundup of expert analysis examines the conflict and consequences for regional stability.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:51:10 -0500
This roundup provides analysis and insight on the issues expected to dominate President Obama's 2014 address.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:17 -0500
Will the Assad regime and Syrian political opposition negotiate a political transition or move to alleviate Syria's humanitarian crisis? This Issue Guide provides background and analysis on the long-awaited Geneva II talks.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:25:29 -0500
What were the pivotal events in 2013 and where will foreign policy challenges emerge in 2014? This CFR year-end issue guide provides an experts' roadmap.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:30:14 -0500
Does the Iran nuclear deal mark the beginning of the end of this prolonged crisis? This CFR issue guide reviews the debate.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:40:05 -0400
At stake is Europe's future economic and political sustainability, since the next German government will be charged with guiding the currency union out of crisis, explains this Issue Guide.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:17:27 -0400
A reported devastating chemical weapons attack stirs new debate in Washington and global capitals about intervention in Syria. This Issue Guide provides background and analysis.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:35:02 -0400
The promise of a democratic Egypt faces its starkest challenge yet as a military crackdown on Islamist protestors threatens to unhinge the transition process. This Issue Guide provides background and analysis.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:15:45 -0400
Trade liberalization, tax reform, and transparency in corporate ownership and international development are at the top of the G8 agenda, but they may be overshadowed by the civil war in Syria. This issue guide compiles news and analysis on policies on the table and member state's compliance with past years' commitments.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:48:03 -0400
Are Iran's presidential elections too tightly controlled, or will they offer an opportunity for reformist voices to emerge? This Issue Guide traces the campaign and essential background.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:33:35 -0400
Disclosures of Obama administration domestic intelligence activities have rekindled public discussion of the balance between counterterrorism efforts and civil liberties, as examined in this Issue Guide.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:24:22 -0400
The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon raise anew the vulnerability of U.S. civilian targets and homeland security policy dilemmas, as examined in this CFR Issue Guide.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:04:25 -0400
Venezuela's next leader must confront rampant crime, economic distortions, and political divisions. This Issue Guide provides background and analysis on Sunday's election and the post-Chávez era.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:56 -0400
Trace the Iraq war campaign through ten CFR meetings that assembled some of the leading foreign policy analysts and news figures of the past decade.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:53:30 -0400
This guide provides expert analysis and background on some of the central issues facing Iraq ten years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:46:35 -0500
The death of Hugo Chávez raises major questions about the stability of Venezuela, with implications for the region, and Cuban relations in particular, according to this Issue Guide.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:36:58 -0500
President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on February 12. The following materials offer a guide to understanding issues high on the president's priorities list.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:25:24 -0500
This CFR Issue Guide provides resources and analysis on President Obama's inauguration and the foreign policy challenges facing his second administration.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:08:55 -0500
A guide to CFR materials that highlight and discuss this past year's turning points and developments. Plus, forecasts from a range of experts on economic and political trends to watch for in 2013.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:28:11 -0500
EU leaders took significant steps forward to rein in the eurozone crisis in 2012, but have struggled to implement meaningful, long-term reforms to develop a more integrated Europe.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:56:51 -0500
This Issue Guide provides resources highlighting the foreign policy and national security implications of the U.S. presidential campaign and the challenges facing the next administration.
Editor's Note: Click here for CFR Issue Trackers on candidate positions and other 2012 campaign resources, which examine the foreign policy and national security dimensions of the presidential race.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:12:54 -0400
Read short takes from the U.S. presidential candidates on ten critical foreign policy issues.