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Background and Analysis
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Academic articles by CFR fellows and experts.
Current political and economic issues succinctly explained.
CFR fellows and the CFR website editorial staff provide up-to-date commentary and analysis on our blogs.
A digest of global news and analysis compiled and distributed by
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CFR scholars provide expert analysis and commentary on international issues.
CFR fellows and outside experts weigh in to provide a variety of perspectives on a foreign policy topic in the news.
Concise, timely analysis by CFR fellows and experts on breaking news with major U.S. foreign policy implications.
Articles by CFR fellows and experts in Foreign Affairs.
To help readers better understand the nuances of foreign policy, CFR staff writers and Consulting Editor Bernard Gwertzman conduct in-depth interviews with a wide range of international experts, as well as newsmakers.
Published opinions and arguments by CFR fellows and experts.
Speeches by CFR fellows and experts on leading global issues and their foreign policy implications.
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.
Analytical audio downloads on vital foreign policy and national security topics several times a week. Provided in Q&As form and through interviews with CFR Fellows and other experts explaining their most recent work and the issues of the day.
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Video segments with CFR fellows and other experts on vital foreign policy and national security topics.
Books and Reports
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Contingency Planning Memoranda identify plausible scenarios that could have serious consequences for U.S. interests and propose measures to both prevent and mitigate them.
Concise policy briefs that provide timely responses to developing crises or contributions to current policy dilemmas.
Various reports from CFR and coproduced with other organizations, posted at the discretion of CFR's president and director of studies.
Policy Innovation Memoranda target critical global problems where new, creative thinking is needed.
Analysis and policy prescriptions of major foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through private deliberations among a diverse and distinguished group of experts.
Sound recordings of on-the-record CFR meetings that can be downloaded to a personal audio device. CFR began offering audio files of on-the-record meetings in 2005.
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A sortable index of the best online analyses and inquiries on foreign
Official announcements on newly-released content and events from Foreign Affairs and CFR.
Vital primary sources underpinning the foreign policy debate.
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