CFR fellows and outside experts weigh in to provide a variety of perspectives on a foreign policy topic in the news.
President Obama's State of the Union focused on spurring economic growth and innovation but fell short on deficit reduction, argues CFR's Sebastian Mallaby. The stress on domestic over foreign policy made sense, but national security challenges loom, says CFR's James Lindsay.
See more in United States; Competitiveness
Can Haiti rebuild better, with improved stability and prosperity? Four top experts stress different approaches to enable Haitians to rebuild and sustain their economy and public sector.
See more in Economic Development; Haiti; Disasters
Seven experts examine how resolving pressing domestic policy issues, from education to infrastructure, could help bolster U.S. leadership internationally.
See more in United States; Politics and Strategy
Four CFR fellows weigh in on the effectiveness of the State Department's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review recommendations.
See more in United States; Organization of Government; Diplomacy and Statecraft
The WikiLeaks revelations aren't likely to do lasting damage, but CFR experts say they will make it harder to collaborate with governments such as Pakistan, hurt sensitive relationships, and hinder the open exchanges successful diplomacy requires.
See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft; Intelligence; United States
What will Obama focus on during his upcoming Asia trip? CFR experts Evan Feigenbaum, Joshua Kurlantzick, Scott Snyder, Edward Alden, and Sheila Smith discuss the agendas for India, Indonesia, South Korea, G20, and Japan.
See more in Indonesia; Diplomacy and Statecraft; India; United States
How should Washington react to increasing signs of Chinese assertiveness in its neighborhood? Four CFR experts counsel firmness and engagement with China, and intensified ties between the United States and its allies.
See more in China; Politics and Strategy; United States
As violence surges in Indian-administered Kashmir, four experts say confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan are the only way to begin solving the territorial dispute.
See more in Kashmir; Conflict Assessment; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity
Four experts discuss the merits of the Obama administration's proposed $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
See more in Saudi Arabia; United States; Arms Industries and Trade
Five experts address the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near the 9/11 attack site in New York, the foreign policy implications, and how the issue should be resolved.
See more in Religion; United States
With the U.S. Senate set to consider ratification of President Obama's new nuclear nonproliferation strategy, four experts assess the strengths and weaknesses of the New START agreement.
See more in Russian Federation; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; United States
Four religious leaders weigh in on the importance of reform and the role of the religious community in the continuing, heated debate on immigration.
See more in Religion; Immigration
In this roundup, five experts debate whether more fiscal stimulus is needed in the United States and abroad.
See more in Financial Crises
The arrest of ten alleged Russian agents in U.S. suburbs raises questions about the nature of spying in the twenty-first century. Former U.S. spies discuss the enduring need for intelligence collected by humans and the motives for this latest round of espionage.
See more in Russian Federation; Intelligence
The worst oil spill in U.S. history, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, has intensified debate about alternative fuel options. Here, four experts discuss how to reduce U.S. oil consumption.
See more in Oil; United States
President Obama's first National Security Strategy departs from Bush administration doctrine by redefining the war against terror groups and embracing multilateralism, and may expect too much from global partners, say CFR experts in an analytical roundup.
See more in United States; Grand Strategy; Homeland Security
The upcoming U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue will include tough issues like Iran, North Korea, and U.S. trade concerns over China's "indigenous innovation" policy, say four CFR experts.
See more in China; United States; International Finance
Six experts weigh in on the contagion threat of the European debt crisis and the potential impact on the U.S. economy.
See more in Financial Crises
Six experts debate whether the Obama administration's approach to China's currency policy is the right one, and why.
See more in China; Monetary Policy
CFR experts assess the causes for the U.S.-Israeli divisions over the settlements issue, citing everything from diplomatic bungling to Obama administration aims to destabilize the Israeli coalition.
See more in Israel; United States; Politics and Strategy