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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:46:12 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of October 17–21, 2016.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:56:32 -0400
The battle for Mosul intensifies, the Chinese Communist Party holds a plenum, and the European Space Agency goes to Mars.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:24:18 -0400
Donald Trump began the final presidential debate in what was, for him, an unexpected fashion. He was subdued, spoke calmly, and sounded like a conventional Republican. He promised to oppose abortion, support the Second Amendment, and appoint Supreme Court justices who “will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted.” But about halfway through, Trump made one crazy, false statement after another. It was a farrago of falsehoods the likes of which no one has ever seen...since Trump’s last debate. What does it tell you about the future of the Republican Party that so many ordinary Republicans seemed to thrill to his misstatements and vicious attacks?
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:13:15 -0400
Experts discuss the current state of relations between the United States and Russia.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:44:39 -0400
The party of principled conservatism, of promoting freedom at home and abroad, has become a party of conspiracy-mongering, authoritarianism, and white power.
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.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:51:14 -0400
Donald Trump’s attempt to assign blame for his potential defeat is violating the most basic tenet of democracy: The willingness of one side to accept defeat at the polls and acknowledge the legitimacy of the winning side. That is something that candidates such as Richard Nixon in 1960 and Al Gore in 2000 did even when there were legitimate questions of election fraud. They realized that at some point pursuing their own ambitions would fray the very fabric of our democracy. Trump either doesn’t know that or doesn’t care.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:44:35 -0400
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the potential for continuing political instability in Thailand following the death of King Bhumibol.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:57:46 -0400
Donald and his followers will be a force in U.S. politics for years to come.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:20:52 -0400
The long-reigning Thai king’s tacit support of military coups over the last decade undercuts his past image as a force for stability, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:34:29 -0400
The final U.S. presidential debate takes place, the UN discusses Yemen, and India hosts the eighth annual BRICS summit.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00:31 -0400
James M. Lindsay discusses the role that foreign policy will play in the upcoming presidential election.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:36:14 -0400
American voters still favor an active U.S. role in the world but disagree more than they used to about how that role should be exercised. They are increasingly at odds about two big issue clusters—globalization and military intervention. These divisions will not keep a new president from trying to build bipartisan support for foreign policy, but the poll numbers are clear—the job is getting harder.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:24:30 -0400
Experts discuss the policies and priorities of the Ronald Reagan administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:38:18 -0400
Trump’s rhetoric at the debate was more dictator than leader of the free world. The grass-roots fervor for Trump suggests that the Republican Party may be beyond salvation — and that the republic itself could be in peril if in the future we see some demagogue who is smoother than Trump and devoid of his debilitating personal flaws.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:22:19 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of October 3–7, 2016.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:28:13 -0400
As America prepared for the foreign-policy fireworks in Sunday night’s second presidential debate, a town hall format co-moderated by ABC News’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, columnists posed the questions they’d want to put to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—and why it’s so important that America’s next president have the answer. In no particular order, here are their toughest questions.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:49:07 -0400
North Korea marks ten years since its first nuclear test, the second U.S. presidential debate takes place, and Haiti tries to recover from Hurricane Matthew.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:37:01 -0400
Elliott Abrams comments on his own appearance in recently released State Department-Clinton Foundation emails.
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.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:23:25 -0400
Jonathan Tepperman discusses The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, his new book about the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:18:45 -0400
Experts discuss the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, its successes and failures, and the evolving dynamics of U.S. relations across Asia.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:58:31 -0400
Russia is more estranged from Europe and the United States than at any point since the end of the Cold War, and perhaps much longer ago than that. The president of Russia is simply a poor judge of the country’s interests, writes Stephen Sestanovich.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:21 -0400
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 26–30, 2016.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:04:42 -0400
The American people tend not to trust Hillary Clinton, despite her and Bill’s best efforts to combat these sentiments. In this review of Joe Conason's book, Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton, Carla Anne Robbins explores why the Clintons have had trouble with their public image.
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.
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.
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.
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.