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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:55:11 -0400

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'Historic' in the Worst Way

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:06 -0400

President Obama and his defenders are trumpeting the new aid agreement with Israel as proof that he is the best friend Israel ever had in the White House. In fact, it’s a bad deal and should be treated the same way Obama treated prior agreements he didn't like: It should be forgotten by the next president.

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Prepare for the U.S. Presidential Debates

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:48:41 -0400

Get up to speed on the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates' foreign policy stances.

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Adjusting to a New Reality: U.S. Business and the Future of Globalization

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:20:52 -0400

Jeffrey R. Immelt discusses the the future of globalization and U.S. trade policy.

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New Directions for U.S. Trade Policy: A Conversation with Sander Levin

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:18:26 -0400

Sander Levin discusses trade policy in the United States.

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The Changing Political Context for Trade

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:16:30 -0400

Experts discuss the changing political context for trade in the United States.

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The Impact of Trade on U.S. Labor Markets: What Do We Know?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:03:43 -0400

Experts discuss the relationship between U.S. trade policy and labor markets.

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A Winning Trade Policy for the United States

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:57:01 -0400

The United States needs economic policies that prepare workers for the future and rebuild confidence that U.S. trade policies will benefit more Americans.

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How to Watch the Presidential Debates

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:58:59 -0400

As the presidential debate season opens, expect plenty of contrasts between how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump view U.S. interactions in the world, writes CFR’s Elizabeth Saunders.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Walter Mondale

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:30:08 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Joe Biden

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:27:57 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: George H.W. Bush

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:25:48 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Dick Cheney

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:23:11 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Dan Quayle

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:12:47 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy: Al Gore

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:54:18 -0400

Over the last several decades, vice presidents have become powerful players inside the White House, making major contributions to U.S. foreign policy.

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Political Corruption and Instability in Brazil

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:48:32 -0400

Matthew M. Taylor discusses Brazil's political and economic outlook.

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Why Trump Is the Islamic State’s Dream Candidate

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:08:06 -0400

Trump’s reaction to terrorism — his anti-Muslim rhetoric and his misunderstanding of Middle Eastern politics — is exactly what extremists want in a U.S. president.

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Using Incentives to Shape the Zero-Day Market

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:42 -0400

To reduce the risk of attack, the U.S. government should create incentives for individuals, companies, and governments to find and patch software vulnerabilities. 

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America Has Lost Its Characteristic Optimism

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:18:53 -0400

New Census data shows promising increases in median household income and the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership would boost national income. Yet, U.S. politicians disparage rather than celebrate this tangible progress. What happened to American optimism?

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It’s All Fun and Games, Until Someone Unleashes Death Squads

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:42:54 -0400

Anyone wondering how the bare-knuckle populism of Donald Trump’s campaign would translate to office should take a look at the Philippines.

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How I Came to Report on Forced Marriage—In the U.S.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:31:45 -0400

The beginning of my journey reporting this story began with a casual conversation with a friend at a food court in New York in 2012.

“I know you are writing about child marriage in Afghanistan and India and lots of other places,“ she said. “What about what’s happening here in New York?”

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Nuclear Modernization: Is the United States Headed for a New Arms Race?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:06:48 -0400

Experts discuss U.S. policy towards nuclear modernization, the costs and benefits of developing a new generation of nuclear weapons, and the effects on the balance of power among nuclear states.

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A Conversation With Susana Malcorra

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:49:17 -0400

Susana Malcorra, Argentina's foreign minister and a candidate for UN secretary-general, discusses her outlook on the future of Argentina and U.S.-Latin American relations.

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Climate Change and the Next U.S. President

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:44:41 -0400

The next president of the United States will play a critical role in shaping the country's climate policy, deciding whether and how to reduce emissions, while minimizing any impact on economic growth. This video explains the domestic and global challenges. 

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Who's Better for His People? Putin or Obama? The Answer Is Obvious.

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:26:26 -0400

Donald Trump has gotten a lot of well-justified criticism for his paeans to Vladimir Putin, Russia’s anti-American dictator. But Trump isn’t backing down from his effusive praise of Putin, and neither are his supporters. On both foreign and domestic policy there is simply no comparison between the democratically elected president of America and the thug who has seized control of Russia. Putin is not serving Russia’s interests, only his own and those of his crooked cronies and it’s terrifying that Trump sees Putin as an admirable leader, and shameful that his supporters have fallen in line to defend his indefensible views.

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The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation With Vice President Joe Biden

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:36:11 -0400

Vice President Joe Biden discusses his foreign policy doctrine developed over more than forty years in public service. Vice President Biden will review the current state of international relations and look toward the future of U.S. leadership in global politics.

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A Conversation With John Key

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:19:59 -0400

John Key outlines the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and discuss its effects on the regional economies in the Asia-Pacific.

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A Conversation With Ernest J. Moniz

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:15:45 -0400

Ernest Moniz discusses the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, its one-year anniversary, and the effectiveness of the nuclear deal's nonproliferation and verification measures in blocking Iran's path to a nuclear weapon.

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Failure to Adjust

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:01:52 -0400

A history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy.

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Trump Will Never Be Ready to Lead on Foreign Policy

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:27:09 -0400

Trump is as unready to be commander in chief today as when he started running for president. His comments sound as ignorant and deluded today as they did when Trump started running for the presidency. Only now, he is a lot closer to having life-and-death power over hundreds of millions of people.

 

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North Korea Nuclear Ambition Lives in the Gap Between U.S. and China–So Close It

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:19:02 -0400

Because North Korea thrives in the gap created by Sino-U.S. strategic mistrust and the most dangerous threat to the Kim Jong-un regime’s legitimacy comes from South Korea, the most effective way of conveying to him that his regime’s survival depends on denuclearization would be through coordination of a trilateral strategy among the United States, China, and South Korea., writes CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder.

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