Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
U.S. foreign and defense policy; international security; globalization; Congress; domestic politics of U.S. foreign policy; public opinion.
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.
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.
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