Experts discuss the state of the world.
Experts discuss the state of the world.
Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Russia including continued sanctions, possible cooperation with Russia in Syria, and responding to increased tensions surrounding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
President Donald J. Trump addresses Congress, the UN Security Council debates Kosovo, and the 89th Academy Awards are held.
The U.S. under President Donald Trump does not actually seem to have a foreign policy. To be exact, it has several foreign policies — and it is not obvious whether anyone, including the president himself, speaks for the entire administration.
It is perhaps too much to hope for, but it would be a pleasant surprise if Republicans treated Kremlingate as seriously as they treated the issue of Clinton’s email server or the Benghazi attack. There is a desperate need for a credible, bipartisan investigation to get to the bottom of this murky business, and the president should welcome such an inquiry if he has nothing to hide.
The United States should strengthen Russia's neighbors to deter and defend against aggression, but also reactivate dialogue with Moscow and hold off on bringing Ukraine or Georgia into NATO, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert Danin examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington demonstrated that the tensions in U.S.-Israeli relations during the Obama administration are over and that the Trump administration intends to pursue a peace process.
Mary Elise Sarotte discusses the role of German leadership in Europe and the world.
The search for a new White House national security advisor continues, the UN Security Council reviews Yemen sanctions, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday.
There is growing tension between President Trump’s America First doctrine and building order in an interconnected world, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
The single-minded pursuit of the Muslim Brotherhood has become the guiding principle of Egypt’s foreign and domestic policies, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. These policies, however, are proving counterproductive and destabilizing to the lives of Egyptians as well as Gazans, Libyans, and Syrians.
During Barack Obama’s presidency, Republicans complained, with good reason, about the Potomac River-wide gap between the president’s words and his actions — in particular about his failure to enforce the “red line” over chemical weapons use in Syria. But under Donald Trump the gap has expanded to the size of the Grand Canyon — large enough to swallow his presidency and the country’s international reputation with it.
Though retired U.S. Army Colonel Derek Harvey, who oversees Middle Eastern affairs in the National Security Council, has mainstream ideas about combatting extremism, containing Iran, and stabilizing Iraq, his underlying ideas about how to achieve these goals are either confused, uninformed, or burdened with unhelpful ideology, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook.
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Sheila Smith examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on the U.S.-Japan economic and security alliance.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Donald J. Trump, Germany hosts the annual Munich Security Conference, and Iran commemorates the anniversary of the 1979 revolution.
Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.
It's not President Bannon's fault Donald Trump’s approval ratings are so low. Trump only has himself to blame.
Republicans once scorned “moral relativism,” the tendency to draw comparisons between the conduct of the United States and its enemies, but now they defend it.
A fourth presidential bid loss by Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga could cost him the confidence of his base, and if by a close margin or because of perceived voting irregularities, could ignite the kind of ethnic violence seen after Kenya's 2007 election and narrowly avoided after its 2013 race, argues CFR's Tiffany McGriff.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 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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