A new survey of public opinion on U.S. foreign policy shows that Americans are split in two along party and religious lines. Still, significant majorities are starting to come together based on discontent with the war in Iraq, U.S. standing in the Muslim world, and illegal immigration. Soon the grumbling may become too loud for policymakers to ignore.
Pakistan's new president, Asif Ali Zardari, takes office amid growing ire against U.S. military actions in Pakistan. Seven years after 9/11, is Islamabad still committed to counterterrorism?
Snap elections in Thailand brought no clear end to the ongoing political turmoil, as embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's party failed to gain enough votes to form a new parliament.
Sarah Kreps and John Kaag argue that the use of drones in armed combat raises important ethical questions that the American public has chosen to ignore.
Andrew Kohut, founding director of the Pew Research Center, discusses the themes outlined in his forthcoming CFR Working Paper Resilient American Values: Optimism in an Era of Growing Inequality and Economic Difficulty, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.
Steven Kull, Matthew Leatherman, and R. Jeffrey Smith discuss U.S. public views on national defense-spending, as part of CFR's Renewing America roundtable series.
Listen to experts as they launch Public Opinion on Global Issues, the most comprehensive digest ever assembled of existing polling data on U.S. and global public attitudes toward multilateral cooperation in the twenty-first century.
Andrew Kohut and James M. Lindsay discuss the findings of a quadrennial survey of foreign policy and national security attitudes conducted by CFR and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Listen to three polling experts discuss the role of foreign policy in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.
The United States can improve its image in the Muslim world. Focus group research in three key Islamic countries--Egypt, Morocco, and Indonesia--shows that the widely held view that nothing can be done about the spread of negative attitudes toward the United States among Muslims in the Middle East and Asia is incorrect. The key to a new dialogue with the Muslim world is a humbler American perspective, based on respectful partnership and agreeing to disagree when necessary.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More