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Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the European Union treaty, which initiates the negotiation process to remove Britain from the bloc. The severe costs of Brexit will soon become apparent, writes CFR's Sebastian Mallaby.
Debate on the pace and scope of immigration reform has intensified following the Trump administration's executive actions on border security, interior enforcement, and refugees. This CFR Backgrounder explores the competing concerns.
Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain in this interview.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday, kicking off negotiations on the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. This CFR Backgrounder explores the origins of Brexit.
What is in President Donald J. Trump's defense budget blueprint and how would the proposed spending bear on U.S. strategy? This episode of the President's Inbox podcast considers these questions.
With Hong Kong's recent election of a new chief executive, China’s “one country, two systems” principle continues to be debated. This Backgrounder explores Hong Kong’s special political status.
The Arctic should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, says Thad Allen, co-chair of CFR’s Independent Task Force on the Arctic.
China may curb its theft of U.S. intellectual property, but its cyber espionage on political and military targets is likely to continue unabated, writes CFR's Adam Segal.
U.S. funding for UN peacekeeping is likely to be significantly reduced, even if Congress rolls backs some of the budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration, writes CFR’s John Campbell.
The U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea is finished. But direct U.S. talks with Pyongyang, conditioned on a nuclear and missile test freeze, intrusive inspections, and a ban on transfers to third parties, could be the best option, writes CFR's Richard N. Haass.
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