Experts discuss what the future holds for Brazil.
Experts discuss what the future holds for Brazil.
The UN Security Council discusses sanctions against North Korea, Ireland holds a referendum on same-sex marriages and a reporter detained in Iran goes on trial.
Provides background information and research links on Africa, including sections on news, country background, history, data, government, and U.S. policy towards Africa. See also Middle East Research Links for more on North African countries.
The UN World Health Assembly meets in Geneva; the UN Security Council debates Yemen; and Prince Charles visits Ireland.
Experts evaluate U.S. policy options in approaching the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Eric Cantor discusses the challenges and opportunities facing U.S. global leadership, specifically U.S. foreign policy and its implications for the 2016 presidential election.
Sheila A. Smith applied the “Page 99 Test” to her latest book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) discusses the role of the United States in the twenty-first century.
Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Young people are disaffected with the political process and lack any interest in running for office, a new book by Jennifer Lawless of American University and Richard Fox of Loyola Marymount University demonstrates. Yet the book itself perhaps unintentionally underscores one of the key reasons why: We know too much about our politicians.
In an article for Politico, Philip Gordon discusses the recent nuclear framework negotiated by the United States and Iran. He argues that waiting for a 'perfect' deal would mean no deal at all–and a more dangerous Iran.
The U.S.-Saudi relationship, long bound by common interests in oil and security, is showing strains over what some analysts see as waning U.S. involvement in the Middle East and a more assertive Saudi foreign policy.
Rouhani’s utility will diminish once he has reached an arms control agreement, writes Ray Takeyh
Masoud Barzani discusses the current situation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
In an article in the Financial Times, Philip Gordon discusses the peace process as the new coalition takes office in Israel. He says it is Netanyahu, not Obama, who must show the courage to pursue Middle East peace.
President Obama hosts leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council; the Washington International Trade Association discusses the Transpacific Partnership negotiations; and V-E Day is observed.
The U.S. and Gulf Arab leaders gathering in Camp David are pursuing divergent courses in the Middle East, with differences over Iran nuclear talks likely to drive them further apart, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.
As Congress debates whether to grant President Obama authority to complete the most ambitious trade agenda in a generation, the most important organized voice for America’s workforce is once again in a familiar place — standing outside, screaming for lawmakers to stop.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was the first secretary of state to visit Somalia. He announced that the United States plans to reopen its embassy in Somalia, which was closed in 1991.
These rankings include datasets and studies which track the status of a country and compare countries based on different indicators, in the areas of conflict, economics, education, energy, environment, health, human rights, politics, and technology. Critiques of these types of indexes are included, describing why they can be detrimental to development progress and how comparison exercises could be improved.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
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.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
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
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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