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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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    Run-off presidential elections, France

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CFR LIVE: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

April 28, 2017

CFR LIVE: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Watch experts discuss diversity in international affairs, live on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29.


What College-Aged Students Know About the World

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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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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

  • April 28, 1952

    The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, ending the postwar Allied occupation of Japan.


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