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Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:47:26 -0500
General Sir Adrian Bradshaw discusses his tenure as deputy supreme allied commander Europe and provide his perspective on the strategic threats facing NATO.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:27:44 -0500
U.S. leadership in the UNHRC can advance U.S. interests and lessen anti-Israel bias while supporting measures to avert and de-escalate human rights crises.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:15:47 -0500
In his op-ed, Stewart Patrick analyzes prospects for U.S.-UN relations under President-Elect Trump and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who will both assume office in January 2017.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:01:52 -0500
Last week the Obama administration abandoned Israel at the United Nations, allowing the passage of a damaging and hostile Security Council resolution. In an op-ed entitled “The United States Just Made Middle East Peace Harder” in The Washington Post, Elliott Abrams explained his views.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:11:47 -0500
This was a serious strategy pursued energetically by leaders of both the United States and Russia. For many years it seemed to work. That it has lately yielded to acrimony and division does not mean there was a better choice, argues Stephen Sestanovich.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:54:12 -0500
"The duty to prevent and halt genocide and mass atrocities lies first and foremost with the State, but the international community has a role that cannot be blocked by the invocation of sovereignty."
The United Nations said that in 2005 about its "responsibility to protect." It's the concept that "if a State is manifestly failing to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take collective action to protect populations."
And here is what UN officials said this week when describing what is happening in Syria: "A complete meltdown of humanity in Aleppo."
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:04:26 -0500
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the role of the United Nations in a changing global landscape.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:49:19 -0500
CFR’s John Bellinger publishes excerpts of his Sixth Annual Lloyd Cutler Lecture on Rule of Law at the Supreme Court, regarding presidential use of force and the bounds of domestic and international law.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:06:21 -0500
The best way to advance the interests of American workers and consumers is to negotiate better and stronger international agreements, argue CFR's Thomas J. Bollyky and Edward Alden.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:09:31 -0500
"President-elect Trump will find out very quickly that our allies are less a liability and more the very strategic asset the U.S. needs," writes Sheila A. Smith, CFR senior fellow for Japan studies.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:32:23 -0500
As America and the United Nations face political transitions, the U.S. should not waste an opportunity to preserve its international interests, writes Elliott Abrams.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:55:05 -0500
Experts discuss the upcoming Brexit negotiations, the various settlement options, and the future relationship between Great Britain and the European Union.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 12:01:16 -0400
Among many challenges revealed during the 2016 presidential election to the Obama adminisration’s rebalance to Asia, Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, notes “it is the United States’ own commitment to the region that seems the most fragile.”
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:12:09 -0400
Gordon M. Goldstein and Robert M. McDowell address the stakes of the increasingly contentious struggle over who controls the future of the internet.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:48 -0400
With the Philippine president ditching Washington for Beijing, the contest to control the South China Sea just got a lot more complicated.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:12:31 -0400
In a review essay in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon asks whether the United States and Israel are drifting apart and assesses proposals to keep them together.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:24:29 -0400
In this op-ed Jerry Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen argue that both governments would benefit if China ceased a new policy of having Taiwanese criminals from third countries deported to China instead of Taiwan.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:03:16 -0400
Five authors examine the opportunities and risks presented by regional institutions across five issue areas: finance, trade, development lending, human rights, and peace operations.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:58:20 -0400
Kenneth Rogoff discusses the 'Curse of Cash,' his new book about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:48:22 -0400
Governments have long worried about terrorists using the Internet to launch cyberattacks, spread propaganda, recruit and radicalise individuals and raise funds. However, the Islamic State’s exploitation of social media has caused a crisis and generated questions about international law’s role in addressing terrorism in cyberspace.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:23:10 -0400
Yes, Goldwater had hard-line views. But he backed alliances and understood the global order as something grander than a protection racket.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:45:16 -0400
Jacob J. Lew discusses global economic management and the G20.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:52:20 -0400
U.S. officials should accommodate a larger role for emerging countries, particularly China, in the multilateral development bank system, but from a position of strength and with ambition for MDBs in U.S. policy.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:22:32 -0400
Tony Blinken discusses multilateral diplomacy and U.S. global leadership.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:45:34 -0400
Every September, many of the world’s presidents, prime ministers, and foreign ministers descend on New York City to mark the start of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass. This year, they will once again highlight the international community's inability to address a pressing global challenge.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:14:41 -0400
How It Manages Rising Powers—for Everyone's Benefit
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:12:43 -0400
After all, Trump might not be worse than Carter.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:19:24 -0400
U.S. President Barack Obama has promised to continue his push for Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite firm opposition to the free trade agreement from both of the major candidates for president, including his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. “Right now, I’m the president and I think I’ve got the better argument,” he told reporters following a meeting Tuesday with Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:28:23 -0400
As the U.S. campaign season wears on, both Republicans and Democrats are pledging to stay tough on Iran. Such promises aren’t new. Last summer, as the Barack Obama administration unveiled its nuclear agreement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured skeptics that the United States would sustain essential sanctions that punish Tehran for its aid to terrorists, regional aggression, and human rights abuses.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:28:56 -0400
A UN tribunal's ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China's efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.