Published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:34:17 -0400
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:10:00 -0400
To stop the worst hemispheric crisis in decades, President Donald Trump needs a policy that includes not only tough words but also concrete actions. But the United States can’t do it alone. To help rather than hurt U.S. interests, the United States should assemble a diplomatic effort against Venezuela's increasingly repressive regime, writes Shannon O’Neil.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:36:46 -0400
In this book, CFR President Richard N. Haass offers a timely examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder. Rich in history, the book examines today's world, how we got here, and what needs doing. It argues for an updated global operating system with a new approach to sovereignty, providing steps for how to get there.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:20:21 -0400
As President Donald J. Trump approaches his hundredth day in office, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the new administration’s foreign policy.
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 14:06:39 -0400
The president has managed to accomplish at least one big thing in his first 100 days: the once unthinkable is now unremarkable.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:16:42 -0400
Elliott Abrams reflects on free speech and his recent visit to University of California, Berkeley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:07:18 -0400
An independent Federal Reserve is critically important to the U.S. economy, the well-being of the people, and the market credibility of Fed policy making, writes CFR's Robert Rubin.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:37:59 -0400
With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:23:32 -0400
But the president might be the last to know it.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:48:23 -0400
Trump's executive order on the environment keeps U.S. participation in the climate agreement. But will he abide?
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:06:12 -0400
Writing in Politico, Philip Gordon asks whether Donald Trump has really changed his mind about Syria, or if he is just looking to distract attention from controversies at home.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400
Thursday night’s cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase will be much debated in coming weeks. Critics will cite the danger of escalation or of ensnarement in a quagmire.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:42:58 -0400
The American strike on Syria shows President Trump in two new roles: as Commander in Chief, and far more surprisingly as Leader of the Free World. Elliott Abrams explains why in the Weekly Standard.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:05:54 -0400
The right move, if the wrong president, for Obama's internal critics who wanted air strikes in Syria for three years.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:24:38 -0400
If the war Obama and the Pentagon struggled to avoid is now upon us, it's likely to make a bad situation worse
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:28:07 -0400
The United States has just launched a missile attack against Syrian air bases, apparently in response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. (The attack apparently was launched in the middle of President Trump's dinner with Chinese President Xi, and is not likely to make the Chinese very happy.)
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:07:53 -0400
The trajectory of the next four years will hinge on whether both sides can avoid a trade or any other kind of war, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:51:20 -0400
The U.S.-China relationship is one issue on which President Trump’s instincts are at least partly right — for China, let’s be honest, does not always play fair in international economic relations. It has limited respect for intellectual property; it subsidizes strategic industries with bargain loans and export credits; it uses government power over procurement to favor domestic firms.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:41 -0400
Eve Bratman discusses environmental policy and sustainable development, focusing on the Brazilian Amazon.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:43:48 -0400
As Congress considers President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department and USAID, Senator Murphy unveils a dramatically different approach that calls for a near doubling of the international affairs budget as a means to ensure U.S. national security.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:16:12 -0400
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Ely Ratner examine President Donald J. Trump's first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:04:46 -0400
We are not yet 100 days into the Trump presidency, but already the president has clocked one unenviable milestone after another. It’s all too easy to take for granted the broken norms that characterize this administration. So it’s important to pause and consider all the myriad ways in which Donald Trump has already gone where no president has gone before.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:57:44 -0400
If President Trump wants to get tough on China, hosting President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago later this week is a big step in the wrong direction.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:10:29 -0400
The Trump administration has commenced its Nuclear Posture Review with the Department of Defense taking the lead. Experts from the Departments of State and Energy must be included in this process, argues CFR’s Rebecca Lissner.