The mounting U.S. national debt is prompting calls for tax and spending reforms as President Donald J. Trump prepares his administration’s first budget proposals. This CFR Backgrounder explains the U.S. national debt.
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Around the Web: Financial Times China Makes Record Cuts to U.S. Treasuries Holdings
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Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, writes CFR’s Max Boot.
CFR Interactive The Taliban
Around the Web: New York Times U.S. General Seeks ‘a Few Thousand’ More Troops in Afghanistan
CFR Blog: Micah Zenko Being Honest About U.S. Military Strategy in Afghanistan
The United States should not try to regain its lead role on internet oversight but find alternative ways to maintain its influence, writes Megan Stifel in this CFR Cyber Brief.
Op-Ed: William J. Burns and Jared Cohen The Rules of the Brave New Cyberworld
CFR Blog: Net Politics What’s Next for ICANN in the Absence of U.S. Oversight?
CFR Backgrounder What Is Internet Governance?
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's pick for national security advisor, must bring stability to the White House's national security apparatus as the United States contends with multiple wars, writes CFR's Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Around the Web: New York Times Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
Around the Web: Commentary McMaster’s Challenge
Around the Web: Charlie Rose H.R. McMaster Explains the U.S. Approach to Warfare
The United States should strengthen Russia's neighbors to deter and defend against aggression, but also reactivate dialogue with Moscow and hold off on bringing Ukraine or Georgia into NATO, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Around the Web: NYT Pence Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Is 'Unwavering'
Podcast The President's Inbox: Russia
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