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James M. Lindsay argues that while the United States remains the most significant military, diplomatic, and economic power in a changing geopolitical environment, it faces increasing difficulty in driving the global agenda.
Despite international pressure, Iran appears to be continuing its march toward getting a nuclear bomb.
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Ukraine faces separatism in Crimea; Tibetans observe the fifty-fifth annual Uprising Day; and the World Wide Web turns twenty-five years old.
Venezuela marks the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death; Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the United States; and U.S. president Barack Obama releases the FY2015 budget proposal.
Tensions rise between security forces and protestors in Ukraine; South Korea and the United States hold military exercises; and the Sochi Olympics come to a close.
President Barack Obama travels to Mexico; talks on Iran's nuclear program resume; and Kosovo marks the sixth anniversary of its independence.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: French president François Hollande visits Washington; Egypt marks the third anniversary of Mubarak's ouster; and the Chicago Auto Show begins.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Russia hosts the Sochi Winter Olympic Games; Thailand carries out parliamentary elections; and Ukraine faces intensified antigovernment protests. CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly joins as a special guest to discuss security for the Olympics.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S. president Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address in Washington, DC.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Iraq deals with a renewed al-Qaeda threat; Egypt holds a constitutional referendum; and Thailand braces for a new round of pre-election protests.
Despite the administration's much-publicized Asia "pivot," the spreading impact of the Syria conflict and negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear program will continue to top the foreign policy docket, says CFR's James M. Lindsay.
In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay preview major world events in the coming year: U.S. fiscal problems drag on; Iranian nuclear talks remain a global priority; a year of pivotal elections and domestic discontent; a new world of energy emerges; disputes in the East China Sea continue to raise tensions; and the race for the Arctic intensifies.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S.-EU trade talks resume in Washington DC; Congress votes on a new budget deal; and U.S.-Afghan security talks continue.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: UN inspectors visit a heavy-water plant in Iran; Ukraine faces ongoing protests and potential political crisis; and U.S. vice president Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Asia.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The EU holds its Eastern Partnership Summit in Lithuania; the European Court of Human Rights hears a burqa ban case; and Mali begins parliamentary elections.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Iranian nuclear talks reach a crucial stage; voters in Chile elect a new president; and a big week lies ahead for missions to space.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The UN discusses climate change; the IAEA and Iran continue talks in Tehran; and U.S.-EU trade negotiations resume.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Talks over Iran's nuclear program resume in Geneva; the U.S. Senate discusses the impact of sequestration on defense; and India hosts the World Chess Championship.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Georgia holds presidential elections; a report on Syria's chemical weapons is due; Iraq's prime minister Al-Maliki visits Washington; and baseball's World Series plays out.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Budget and debt ceiling concerns in Washington end for now; Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh visits Beijing; and Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif travels to the United States.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The United States Congress considers a short term debt limit increase; African leaders meet to discuss the International Criminal Court; world powers meet in Geneva to discuss Iran's nuclear program; and Saudi Arabia prepares for the Hajj amidst the virus concerns.
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