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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.

  • A World in Disarray
    A World in Disarray by Richard N. Haass

    CFR President Richard Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change.

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    Deadline for Continuing Resolution to fund the U.S. government

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CFR LIVE: U.S. Entry Into World War I: Lessons One Hundred Years Later

April 26, 2017

CFR LIVE: U.S. Entry Into World War I: Lessons One Hundred Years Later

Watch experts discuss the United States' entry into the First World War, live on Wednesday, April 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (EDT).


What College-Aged Students Know About the World

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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

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  • April 26, 1986

    An explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine results in the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe.


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