Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:12:24 -0400
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:52:40 -0400
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Turkey, Hong Kong elects a new chief executive, and the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome is marked.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:49:15 -0400
Writing in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon offers a vision of how President Trump could stumble—through bluster, wishful thinking, and miscalculation—into war with Iran, China, and North Korea.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:34:25 -0400
Turkey, as well as Egypt and Pakistan, are places where belief in the existence of a deep state is prominent, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. This is partly a function of the fact that these are also countries where there is little transparency and citizens have few avenues by which to hold officials accountable.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:27:54 -0400
CFR’s Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller passed away on March 20 at age 101.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:06:06 -0400
The Trump team’s early forays into Asia couldn’t have gone better. In early February, Defense Secretary James Mattis received high praise for his trip to Tokyo and Seoul, reassuring nervous allies that the Trump administration would continue decades of American leadership in Asia. A week later, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe braved a visit to the White House and was rewarded with President Donald Trump reaffirming the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:10:43 -0400
The FBI, NSA, Germany, Britain, Australia: Is there anybody America's dissembler-in-chief can't alienate?
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:40:48 -0400
If Trump sends more American boots to Syria, who will fight alongside them, and—still—what comes next?
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:51:12 -0400
As questions remain about Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections and President Trump’s allegations that Barack Obama wiretapped him during the campaign, Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, seems less than willing to pursue a robust investigation. Carla Anne Robbins argues that this is a mistake.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:15:57 -0400
How did a tough general like Yitzhak Rabin come to offer the Golan Heights to Hafez al-Assad and to make a deal that brought Yasser Arafat back from exile to rule the Palestinian Territories? Elliott Abrams's review of Itamar Rabinovich's new biography of Rabin raises these and other issues.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:59:54 -0400
There remain many misconceptions about modern Turkey among Americans, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. The country is not a democracy, its president is not a dictator, many state institutions are not secular, it does not have a Kurdish problem, and it is the product of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s modernist vision of Anatolian society.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:01:13 -0400
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi meets President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China, and three years pass since Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:05:06 -0400
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Alyssa Ayres examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on India.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:25:59 -0400
The first 50 days of the Trump administration haven’t been a total disaster. But the president could undo all the good work, unless he gets a few things straight.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:08:45 -0400
Gideon Rose discusses the March/April 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Walter Russell Mead and Jennifer Lind. The latest issue of Foreign Affairs takes an in-depth look at the election, transition, and now presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:06:21 -0400
According to Ambassador Robert Blackwill, previous U.S. strategies of "engaging and hedging" with respect to China have failed. Will the Trump administration develop the right grand strategy to deal with China and protect U.S. vital interests?
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:50:53 -0400
The Republican party's racists were once pushed to the fringes. In the Trump era, they're in charge.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:07:26 -0400
One of the most important meetings of Donald Trump’s young presidency will take place on Tuesday, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to Washington. Europe is America’s most important partner and Germany guides Europe.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:47:22 -0500
In a matter of weeks, all of China’s fears have come to a head on the Korean Peninsula. At an airport in Malaysia in mid-February, the exiled half-brother of North Korea’s ruler was assassinated with a nerve agent, reminding the world that the Hermit Kingdom is run by a paranoid and violent regime. Closer to home, North Korea conducted two rounds of ballistic missile tests in stark violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:12:51 -0500
India's most populous state announces election results and Europe's first set of pivotal elections takes place in the Netherlands.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:23:11 -0500
CFR's Robert McMahon and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Janine Davidson examine civil-military relations in the new administration.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:09:57 -0500
The anti-American WikiLeaks has become the preferred intelligence service for a conspiracy-addled White House.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:37 -0500
Richard N. Haass discusses a world increasingly defined by disorder and what can be done about it.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:27:01 -0500
The art of the deal worked well for Donald Trump in real estate, but governing and foreign policy are all about the art of relationships, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:51:03 -0500
Trump’s recent tweets aren’t just conspiratorial gibberish—they’re the erratic ravings of a guilty conscience.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:16:26 -0500
Western analysts and observers have missed Russia’s strategic restructuring in the Middle East, argues CFR’s Steven A. Cook. They have taken steps in Syria, Egypt, and Libya in a bid to upend an American-led regional order.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:27:19 -0500
From a White House largely defined by caprice, there’s been a consistent message that it’s time to get tough on China: to push back in the South China Sea, to challenge China’s unfair trade and investment practices, and to demand more from Beijing on North Korea.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:18:29 -0500
Trump’s tendency to tell lies has not diminished even as he adopts a more presidential tone in his speeches and other communications. Carla Anne Robbins argues that citizens must remain vigilant and willing to point out his untruths.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:24:28 -0500
Syria awaits the outcome of the latest round of Geneva peace talks and China holds its annual plenary session of the National People's Congress.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:36:18 -0500
Putin got the incompetent president he preferred, but he also got an increasingly anti-Russian Congress.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:48:38 -0500
The president’s proposal to boost military spending at the expense of diplomacy and foreign aid won't lead to victory.