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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.

  • 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.

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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: Power Profile: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

February 21, 2017

CFR LIVE: Power Profile: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Watch experts discuss Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, live on Tuesday, February 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 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 17, 1979

    China invades Vietnam after weeks of border tensions, starting a three-week-long war.


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