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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:17 -0500
Shadi Hamid discusses the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the role of identity, morality, and religion in American politics.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:11:43 -0500
Historian Niall Ferguson has won the fifteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist (Penguin Press), the first in a two-volume biography of the former national security advisor Henry A. Kissinger, and will receive $15,000. On December 14, CFR will honor Ferguson—a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and Harvard University’s Center for European Studies—and the other awardees at a cocktail reception hosted by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and chair of the independent award jury.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:26:41 -0500
The World Next Week is on hiatus this week. In the meantime, listen to the third episode of The President's Inbox, which examines President-Elect Donald Trump's immigration priorities.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:15:06 -0500
In the third episode of The President's Inbox, CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Edward Alden examine President-Elect Donald Trump's immigration priorities.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:45:56 -0500
This symposium will convene policymakers, business executives, and other opinion leaders for a candid analysis of online privacy, with a particular focus on the United States, the U.S.-European Union relationship, and big data.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:15:24 -0500
Experts examine risk to privacy in a big data world, whether our notions of privacy should change, and whether the benefits of big data collection outweigh the privacy consequences.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:00:09 -0500
Experts present views on privacy in the European Union and the United States and identify areas of agreement and potential cooperation.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:30:03 -0500
Experts provide an overview of the debate in the United States over online privacy.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:24:08 -0500
In addressing the question of how America was so wrong in predicting the 2016 presidential election, Gayle Lemmon notes that “the problem lies not just in the geography, but in the mindset of journalists.” A journalist by training, Lemmon speaks of the elite echo chamber in which journalists often operate and urges writers to speak with, understand, and respect the broader American public.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:18:42 -0400
America's pretend soldiers are threatening to cross the line from dissent to insurrection on Tuesday. America's military is not, writes Gayle Tzeman Lemmon.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:08:31 -0400
Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:59:48 -0400
Social media has altered the nature of war, argue Emerson T. Brooking and P.W. Singer. The viral propaganda of the self-declared Islamic State, Russian disinformation campaigns, and Chinese cyber-nationalism are all indications of a more fundamental shift in conflict—a revolution that threatens to catch U.S. policymakers and social media companies off guard.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:53:23 -0400
Why is Donald Trump within a whisker of the White House? Two-thirds of the country can’t even name the three branches of government. If we don’t revitalize civics education, we will be entrusting our future to people who know little to nothing of the way our government works. The way we are going, one of these days a Bernie Sanders or, heaven help us, a Donald Trump will not just be a candidate for president. He will actually become president, writes Max Boot.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:34:57 -0400
This election year is memorable for many reasons but among the most important is showing Republicans the cost of their infatuation with “alternative” news sources. The right’s addiction to its own news has become destructive. Whether Trump wins or loses, conservatives need to re-evaluate their infatuation with “alternative” news sources that tell them what they want to hear and join a more mainstream conversation that includes different points of view.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:52 -0400
Paul Douglas and Mitchell C. Hescox discuss faith, science, and responsible stewardship of the environment.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:31:29 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 19–23, 2016.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:16:54 -0400
Nikos Kotzias discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Greece.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:22:27 -0400
The results of a survey commissioned by the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society highlight significant gaps in what college-aged students understand about the world and what they need to know in order to contend with a world that is more interconnected than ever.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:30:07 -0400
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and National Geographic have commissioned a survey to gauge what young people educated in American colleges and universities know about geography, the environment, demographics, U.S. foreign policy, recent international events, and economics.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:17:26 -0400
There is a leadership struggle underway within Boko Haram, the violent, extremist movement that has claimed more than 20,000 lives since 2011 and destabilized the secular Nigerian state and its neighbors. The personal struggle between Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musab al-Barnawi reflects in part the rivalry between Boko Haram and a splinter group, “Ansaru,” and are part of a complex, intra-Muslim conflict across the Sahel, including competition between rival al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Islamic State.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:39:32 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of August 22–26, 2016.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:39 -0400
Thomas J. Reese discusses the persecution of religious minorities around the world.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:14:34 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of August 1-5, 2016.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:48:14 -0400
Contributors to Foreign Affairs' July/August issue discuss the profound changes Israel is undergoing, and what they mean for its politics, society, and relationships with the United States and other Middle Eastern countries.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:00:12 -0400
Elizabeth Prodromou and Nathanael Symeonides discuss the June 2016 Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:49:14 -0400
CFR hosted a workshop to explore how globalized production patterns are evolving, the risks they face, and how companies and countries can improve compliance and resilience across supply chains through new trade standards, legal regimes, and policies.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:29:58 -0400
In the wake of the horror in Orlando, discussion has once again focused on the idea of placing a 'ban' on all Muslims entering the United States. The idea is to keep Muslims out of America and to go further by banning all entrants from countries with a "proven history of terrorism" against this country.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:07:26 -0400
Israel—at least the largely secular and progressive version of Israel that once captured the world’s imagination—is over. Although that Israel was always in some ways a fantasy, the myth was at least grounded in reality.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:04:47 -0400
In 1996, Ehud Barak, who was then Israel’s foreign minister and would later serve as prime minister, characterized Israel as “a modern and prosperous villa in the middle of the jungle.” Twenty years later, as political turmoil and violence engulf the Middle East, that harsh metaphor captures better than ever the way most Israelis see their country and its place in the region.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:01:28 -0400
When the world focuses on the Arab-Israeli crisis today, the plight of the 4.6 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank gets most of the attention. But another pressing question haunts Israeli politics: the status and future of Israel’s own Arab citizens, who number around 1.7 million and make up around 21 percent of its population.