About RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

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RSS and CFR.org

CFR.org publishes new work from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) every working day: Daily news analyses; Background Q&As; policy papers; interviews with statesmen, analysts, and newsmakers; and much more. Use the links below to subscribe to our RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to be notified in near-real time when new work is published.

We also publish several feeds in podcast format. These feeds include links to audio or video files which may be manually or automatically downloaded for use on your computer or portable audio or video device. These feeds may be subscribed to in almost all of the major feedreader clients. You can also subscribe to them in podcast-specific clients, such as iTunes, Miro, Clementine, or Juice.

We’ve support enclosures in all of our feeds, so if you subscribe to the Iran feed, you’ll be served direct links to any video, audio or podcast episodes that discuss Iran.

We categorize our published work in several ways: by type (for example, “Interviews”), by region or country (“Asia”), or by issue (“Terrorism”). Categorizing lets you subscribe to just the topics or formats you’re interested in. Or, subscribe to the global feed to get everything we publish. We also offer a few “utility feeds” that you may find useful.

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What is RSS?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” With billions of web pages circulating on the Internet, trying to find precisely the right ones—and the right content within them—can pose quite a problem. RSS is a solution, allowing cfr.org to deliver customized “feeds” of content to you each day. Feeds exist both for audio and text content. RSS lets you choose, for instance, to get a feed on African topics or of analysis and Q&As, or if you prefer, on a wide variety of subjects of your choosing. You can also simply sign up to the main cfr.org feed, which will stream the headlines of all CFR content to you so you’ll never miss any of the institution’s varied publications. Essentially, RSS allows you to choose what you want to read and have it delivered directly to you, whenever you want. These feeds are then available on demand wherever you’ve decided to put them: in your Internet browser’s “Favorites,” for instance; in the customized “RSS” areas of personalized sites like “MyYahoo,” or, for audio content, directly into your iPod or other MP3 player.

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How do I use an RSS feed?

RSS feeds generally are accessed using a piece of software called an “RSS reader.” This software, often available for free, allows you to display and subscribe to RSS feeds.

Once you have chosen a reader, go to the cfr.org RSS page and subscribe to the feeds of your choice by clicking on the orange RSS button beside each category. You can then either copy and paste the web address (URL) of the feed into your news reader or drag and drop it in.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, have news-reader functionality built right in.

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How do I get an RSS Reader?

There are many RSS reader programs available to use online or to download. Each has its own special features. Some of the best are listed below.

RSS READERS

Windows: FeedDemon, and Awasu

Mac OS X: Net News Wire, Newsfire, and Vienna

Web: Bloglines, AOL Reader, and The Old Reader

Cross-platform: Sage and RSSOwl

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Using CFR.org feeds on your site or in your blog

The CFR.org site is happy to have you embed RSS feeds of our headlines right into your own blogs or websites if you like. Proper attribution should be given for the content – for instance, “Analysis from cfr.org.” We reserve the right to control distribution of our content, however. CFR.org does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds and stresses that we are not responsible for the editorial accuracy of content appearing on sites other than those expressly operated by the Council on Foreign Relations. For further details about rights and permissions, email webmaster@cfr.org.

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