Steep challenges on defense spending and lifting the debt ceiling await the Trump administration as it prepares to present its budget to Congress, writes CFR's Robert Kahn.
Blog: Edward Alden Trump’s 2017 Trade Agenda: Signs of a Sensible Direction
Primary Source: White House Remarks by President Trump in Joint Address to Congress
CFR Backgrounder How Trump Could Affect the National Debt
Antonio Guterres' leadership of the United Nations comes at a time of global turbulence, testing his ability to reform the organization's bureaucracy. This CFR Backgrounder explores the role of the UN secretary-general.
Around the Web: WSJ UN Chief Presses U.S. to Keep Up Its Support
CFR Blog: The Internationalist The UN’s Ninth Secretary-General is António Guterres
Around the Web: DW Guterres Urges Human Rights Council to 'Cure' Extremism, Populism
Saudi Arabia and the United States are on a path of strategic divergence, but Washington must continue to do what it can to shape Riyadh's regional choices, writes CFR's Steven A. Cook.
CFR Backgrounder U.S.-Saudi Relations
Foreign Affairs: F. Gregory Gause III The Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations
Around the Web: FPRI What to Do About Saudi Arabia
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?
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