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  • The Pragmatic Superpower
    The Pragmatic Superpower by Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon

    "Lucid and accessible," Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon's book sheds new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East.

  • War by Other Means
    War by Other Means by Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris

    In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground, Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics.

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  • 12/10

    World Human Rights Day

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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CFR LIVE: Power Profile: Kim Jong-un

December 13, 2016

CFR LIVE: Power Profile: Kim Jong-un

Watch experts discuss the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, live on December 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 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

  • December 8, 1991

    The leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine sign the Belavezha Accords, dissolving the Soviet Union.


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