President Obama defended freedom of speech in response to the recent violent protests in the Middle East. On Iran, he reaffirmed this stance, saying "Make no mistake: a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained." Read the First Take »
In UN speeches this week, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas focused on Palestinian statehood, while Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu confronted Iran's nuclear ambitions. Read the First Take »
The center of the eurozone debt crisis has shifted to Spain. The country's spending cuts and tax increases have paved the way for it to request formal financial assistance from the European Union. Read the Interview »
Full transparency of the U.S. drone program is neither necessary nor ideal. Rather, the United States should aim to have better oversight, which would be consistent with democratic ideals and serve U.S. foreign policy objectives. Read More on ForeignAffairs.com »
Mexican president Felipe Calderón discusses recent developments in Mexico, bilateral relations with the United States, and the country's role on the international stage at CFR's Washington, D.C., office. Watch the Conversation
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