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  • The Man Who Knew
    The Man Who Knew by Sebastian Mallaby

    This award-winning biography explores Alan Greenspan's life and legacy and tells the story of the making of modern finance.

  • Failure to Adjust
    Failure to Adjust by Edward Alden

    Failure to Adjust provides a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized world.

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!

Campaign 2016

As the United States prepares for a leadership change, explore this guide of President-Elect Trump’s foreign policy positions.

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What to Worry About in 2017

January 12, 2017

What to Worry About in 2017

Watch experts discuss the global political implications of potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2017.


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


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  • January 18, 1950

    Communist China recognizes the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and agrees to provide military support.


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