More than forty African heads of state are in Beijing for a summit to expand China-Africa cooperation. The summit occurs amid growing concern about the consequences of China’s “strictly business” approach to Africa.
CFR President Richard Haass discusses his latest Foreign Affairs article on the emergence of a new era in the Middle East.
Counterterrorism expert Bruce Hoffman discusses the White House's new National Strategy for Combatting Terrorism, which he says is imperfect, but a substantial improvement on its predecessor.
This document describes the "nature of the terrorist threat today" and defines the U.S. Government's goals and strategies for acting against terrorism. Building on the February 2003 version and the National Security Strategy of March 2006, the 2006 report updates the Bush administration's strategy against the war on terror.
For this year’s John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture, Josef Joffe talks about the United States’ position as the world’s single superpower and analyzed its recent foreign policy strategy.
Paul J. Saunders and Morton H. Halperin debate the wisdom of the U.S. policy of promoting democracy.
Listen to General Anthony Zinni explain how the United States can effectively use its power to improve security, democracy, and human rights in the world.
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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