Counterintelligence Enhancement Act of 2002 (50 USC 401) requires the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive to submit a strategy for the counterintelligence programs and activities of the U.S. Government. The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 states that the strategy must be revised or updated once every three years.
Peter A. Garretson argues that science fiction is an underappreciated tool in grand strategy.
Listen to Leslie H. Gelb, CFR's president emeritus and board senior fellow, discuss his new book Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy.
Cathy Young writes about the Obama administration's approach to U.S.-Russian relations.
In pondering the geopolitical landscape three decades from now, Joseph S. Nye Jr. looks at the forces shaping the world and suggests how the United States might plan for the future.
The Kremlin and the Obama administration have signaled a desire to work toward a more cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship. But CFR Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff says Russian sensitivity over its "near abroad" will continue to threaten progress.
NYU history professor Marilyn Young engages in a wide-ranging discussion on the lessons of the Vietnam War.
John Prendergast and John Norris identify necessary prerogatives for the Obama administration regarding Africa, and encourage a dramatic refashioning of American policy in the region.
Two Africa experts urge the incoming Obama administration to focus on resolving Africa's disastrous conflicts, and finding a way to sustain development on the continent.
From South Africa to Kenya, hopes are high that Barack Obama will focus new attention on Africa. But given the domestic economic challenges he faces, some African analysts say the continent should concentrate on helping itself.
Leslie Gelb argues that now is the time for realists to put aside partisan differences to form a " politically potent coalition...to shape U.S. foreign policy."
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Charles A. Kupchan and Peter L. Trubowitz respond to Joseph M. Parent and Joseph Bafumi’s criticism of their article “Dead Center: The Demise of Liberal Internationalism in the United States”
The authors of a new book says it was the fall of the Berlin Wall, not the 9/11 attacks, that ushered in the biggest changes confronting U.S. foreign policymakers.
Published every four years, this document outlines the policy behind the U.S. military's acquisitions, development, and research of weapons and provides implementation guidelines.
Despite some eerie parallels between the position of the United States today and that of the British Empire a century ago, there are key differences. Britain's decline was driven by bad economics. The United States, in contrast, has the strength and dynamism to continue shaping the world -- but only if it can overcome its political dysfunction and reorient U.S. policy for a world defined by the rise of other powers.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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