Watch experts discuss how the image of the United States has changed in the last five years according to findings from the Pew Global Attitudes Project, and the implications for the next U.S. administration.
Listen to experts discuss how the image of the United States has changed in the last five years according to findings from the Pew Global Attitudes Project, and the implications for the next U.S. administration.
U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for the first time since 1980 to discuss Iraq, but the two sides appear as divided as ever on an array of issues.
Anthony H. Cordesman, a well-known expert on Middle East political and military affairs, says the announced ambassadorial-level talks between Iran and the United States on Iraq security “may lay the groundwork for much better understanding and at least more official negotiations” between the two sides.
Carla A. Hills, co-chair of the CFR Task Force on U.S.-China relations, discusses the group’s recommendation for greater diplomatic engagement.
The U.S. decision to challenge China in WTO court could represent a fundamental shift in Sino-American diplomacy.
U.S.-funded broadcasters are competing in a wide-open global environment, but some experts wonder about the message generated by these outlets.
CFR’s Steven A. Cook says the decision to speak with Iran and Syria on Iraq, marks “a positive change in policy.”
The White House says it will meet Iran and Syria at a regional conference on improving Iraqi security.
Former Bush administration official Robert Zoellick says China could help break the impasse on Iran.
“Washington’s reaction to [Evo] Morales’ election, policies, and rhetoric has been to ‘wait and see,’” says a new Council Special Report. “Yet after nearly nine months in office, the Morales administration’s policy agenda has taken shape and, unfortunately, has exacerbated political, ethnic, and racial schisms in Bolivian society.”
This report encourages the U.S. government to redirect its policy toward Bolivia from "wait and see" to one with an emphasis on conflict prevention and preserving the democratic process in order to address the nation's many challenges. This report is also available in Spanish.
Richard N. Haass states, "... the American era in the Middle East is over."
The retiring chairman of the House International Relations Committee, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), says Washington needs to be tough on reforming the United Nations. He also urges the new Democratic majority in Congress to embrace a more bipartisan foreign policy.
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 author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More