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  • A Great Place to Have a War
    A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua Kurlantzick

    The definitive account of the secret war in the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

  • Failure to Adjust
    Failure to Adjust by Edward Alden

    Edward Alden provides a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized world.

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What College-Aged Students Know About the World

Model Diplomacy

CFR and the National Geographic Society surveyed 18-to-26-year-olds on what they know about the world. See the results and take a quiz!

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CFR LIVE: Russia: Rival or Partner, or Both?

February 27, 2017

CFR LIVE: Russia: Rival or Partner, or Both?

Watch experts discuss U.S.-Russia relations, live on Monday, February 27, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. (EST).

Introducing: Model Diplomacy

Model Diplomacy

Model Diplomacy is a free simulation of the National Security Council that teaches college and high school students the challenges of shaping and implementing foreign policy. Learn more

On This Day

  • February 27, 2002

    A Muslim mob in the Indian state of Gujarat attacks Hindu pilgrims, sparking violence that killed hundreds.

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