Jim Webb discusses U.S. foreign policy.
Jim Webb discusses U.S. foreign policy.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of October 5–October 9, 2015.
A report on Flight MH17 is released, South Korean President Park Geun-hye meets with President Obama, and a U.S. presidential debate is held.
In April 2012, Barack Obama went to the Holocaust Museum to declare, in solemn tones, that the lessons of the Holocaust and other episodes of genocide must be learned — and under his leadership American would learn them. Never again! he said. And he called that day for establishing a new government body called the Atrocity Prevention Board.
Dan Markey assess the state of U.S.-Pakistan relations ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s late October visit to Washington.
On July 15, 2014, European Commission Presidential Candidate Jean-Claude Juncker outlined his plan for the next European Commission and his ten priorities. After he was elected, he gave an opening statement to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on October 22, 2014, discussing his choices for officials that would form his College and work on implementing his plan. On September 9, 2015, President Juncker delivered his State of the Union speech and an update on the status of the priorities.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 28–October 2, 2015.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee reviews Afghanistan, Trans-Pacific Partnership talks wrap up in Atlanta, and Germany marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of its reunification.
Russia's military buildup in Syria could set back the self-proclaimed Islamic State and lay the groundwork for a political transition, but could also lead to a confrontation with the United States, says expert Edward Djerejian.
UN gestures aside, Iran cannot be considered a credible partner for a coalition of states seeking to resolve the Syrian civil war, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.
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.
Habib Essid discusses developments in Tunisia, and the current situation in the MENA region.
Sunni Arabs, trained by the U.S. in the Kurdish region of Iraq, could form an effective fighting force.
Giorgi Margvelashvili discusses tensions with Russia as well as Georgia’s relationship with NATO, the European Union, and the United States.
Abdullah Abdullah discusses issues facing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Alyssa Ayres weighs in on Indian Prime Minister Modi’s priorities during his second tour in the United States, which includes stops in Silicon Valley to interact with U.S. tech companies and New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Ibrahim al-Alshaiqer al-Jaafari discusses Iraqi regional relations and global affairs.
Writing in Politico, Philip Gordon argues it’s time for a new approach in Syria. And more arms for the opposition is not the answer.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 21–25, 2015.
The UN holds a special meeting on migration and refugees; Hong Kong marks one year since pro-democracy protests began and the new U.S. fiscal year begins.
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
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