Dealing with Iran and its nuclear program will be an urgent priority for the next president
Listen to Bruce Walter MacDonald, senior director, Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, discuss China's space, counterspace, and satellite programs and their implications for U.S.-China relations.
Listen to Stephen Biddle, senior fellow for defense policy at CFR, discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article, "How to Leave a Stable Iraq," with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call Series.
With violence down and U.S. troop deaths at their lowest point since the Iraq war began, military analysts are in near-agreement that Iraq is more secure today. But CFR's Stephen Biddle and Steven Simon disagree on how to ensure stability continues. They discuss their views during this inaugural Foreign Affairs Live debate.
The Democratic congresswoman from New Hampshire and member of the House Armed Services Committee speaks from the Democratic National Convention about foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
Pakistan faces increasing pressure to crack down on militants linked to attacks in Afghanistan. Experts urge Western caution in dealing with the tribal areas.
Published every four years, this document outlines the policy behind the military's acquisitions, development, and research of weapons and provides implementation guidelines.
General William Ward, head of U.S. Africa Command, discusses the new military command's efforts to define its strategic approach in Africa.
The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the U.S.-led war effort is at a fork in the road.
The promotion of General Petraeus to Centcom chief could have profound implications for Washington's long-term strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From the May/June 2008 issue of Foreign Affairs: Recent short-term gains in Iraq have come at the expense of the long-term goal of a stable, unitary Iraq.
As military and political leaders debate future U.S. troop commitments to Iraq, the next U.S. president is put on notice.
Military and political leaders debate the United States' future troop commitments to Iraq and the extent to which 'victory' can ever be defined there.
Rolling Stone's Nir Rosen argues that U.S. attempts to turn enemies into allies are already starting to backfire.
The Center for Strategy and Technology suggests that the Air Force continue to anticipate and develop countermeasures to emerging threats in order to proactively protect and dominate the cyberspace domain of the future.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More