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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:06:46 -0400

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Must Reads of the Week: Venezuela After Chavez, Mosul's Future, and More

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:21 -0400

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 26–30, 2016.

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The World Next Week: U.S. Government Spending, Hungary's Referendum, a U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, and More

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:12:12 -0400

The new U.S. fiscal year begins, Hungary holds a referendum on migrant quotas, and U.S. vice presidential candidates debate.

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Beijing and Taipei Should End Their Tug of War Over Repatriation of Criminal Suspects

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.

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What the 9/11 Lawsuits Bill Will Do

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:37:47 -0400

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely get justice, says expert Stephen I. Vladeck. 

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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:05:03 -0400

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Wilson Center on September 28, 2016. He discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how it relates to the Obama administration's rebalance to Asia.

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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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Iran’s Likely Next Supreme Leader Is No Friend of the West

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:55:02 -0400

The man most likely to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Iran's supreme leader, Ibrahim Raisi, is neither pragmatic nor friendly to the West, writes CFR's Ray Takeyh. Raisi, who heads one of the Islamic Republic's largest charitable foundations, embodies the repressive and revolutionary values of the regime and would continue Iran's transformation into a police state.

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The World Next Week: Afghanistan's Political Deadline, a U.S. Presidential Debate, Driverless Cars Move Forward, and More

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:25:29 -0400

Afghanistan's power-sharing agreement expires, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate, and U.S. regulations on semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles move forward. 

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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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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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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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4 Things to Watch in Russia’s Parliamentary Elections

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:07:44 -0400

In a real democracy elections decide who wins, and who rules. The Duma elections will not. Even so, they will help us measure the state of Putinism.

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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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The World Next Week: United Nations General Assembly

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:35:14 -0400

The world comes to New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

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A Conversation With Matteo Renzi

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:10:33 -0400

Matteo Renzi discusses the political and economic issues facing Italy and the European Union.

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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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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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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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U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Laos

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:47:53 -0400

President Barack Obama attended the U.S.–ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, September 8-9, 2016. Economic and maritime cooperation, opportunities for women and youth, human trafficking, and cybersecurity were discussed. Earlier in the year, President Obama hosted ASEAN leaders for the first time in the United States.

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Must Reads of the Week: Overfishing, Putin on Trump, and More

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:19:24 -0400

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 5–9, 2016.

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