A portrait of President Putin.
Academic articles by CFR fellows and experts.
A portrait of President Putin.
“For some time, the idea of a formal trilateral discussion between the United States, Japan, and China has been considered but not acted on. Today, however, as the interactions among these three major powers carry such significant implications for the future of the Asia Pacific, the need for such a trilateral seems stronger than ever,” writes Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies.
To battle terror, fight corruption and incompetence.
In an open letter, eight former US treasury secretaries outline why they believe Britain should stay in the EU
That leaves patience, containment, and humanitarian aid as the least-bad policies while waiting for this awful war to play itself out.
Daniel Markey discusses the Afghan Taliban’s latest terrorist attack in Kabul, their broader battlefield strategy, and the implications for U.S. foreign policy.
Jerome A. Cohen writes about the impact of the ruling of the arbitration tribunal in the Philippines’ case against China. In this article, Cohen explores potential responses from different Asian nations to the tribunal’s ruling and what China’s reaction might be if the legal basis of the “Nine-Dash Line” is invalidated.
In a comprehensive interview with Jeffrey Goldberg for the Atlantic, Philip Gordon discusses President Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, the so-called “Washington Playbook,” the Syria “redline,” and more. He argues the next administration will have to deal extensively with the Middle East whether it wants to or not.
Last week, Washington attempted two important policy feats aimed squarely in Beijing’s direction. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter grabbed headlines by visitingthe South China Sea, after earlier announcing he would scrap a visit to Beijing amid rising tension over territorial disputes in the region.
While there continue to be significant differences between the perspectives of the U.S. and Chinese governments on issues in cyberspace, recent progress to overcome these challenges suggests a path forward, writes Adam Segal. Substantive cooperation on cybersecurity, cybercrime, and Internet governance can help both countries avoid a conflict over cyberspace.
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses effects the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have on its economy, its regional trade ties, and its broader foreign policy.
Micah Zenko proposes eight questions that to help voters determine whether each of the presidential candidates have a foreign policy and, if they do, evaluate how sound and serious it is.
When U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump mused about the possibility of Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia developing their own nuclear weapons, it was probably not his intention to highlight the success of the nuclear nonproliferation regime or the policy of President Barack Obama's administration.
Bernie Sanders recently spoke at some length about Israel, with the New York Daily News. Elliott Abrams analyzed the interview in The Weekly Standard, finding no hostility to the Jewish State—but confusion and misinformation.
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses how governments in Southeast Asia have responded to the threat of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
If American Jews and Israel, are drifting apart, what’s the reason? That is the title of Elliott Abrams’s review essay in Mosaic, covering two new books that blame Israel—and its government’s policies—for the apparent drift. But the conventional wisdom is wrong, and the problems lie at home, among American Jews, not in Jerusalem.
On the current trajectory, spending on health care, Social Security and interest on the debt will consume allfederal tax revenues by 2045.
The American economy today faces many threats, but perhaps the biggest is a sense of diminishing expectations.
A look at resources dedicated to mosquito control shows that major U.S. cities are vastly unprepared to prevent a Zika outbreak. And Congress just made it worse.
The UN has filled the post of “Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestine” with someone whose one-sided, biased track record of bashing Israel should have disqualified him immediately. Elliott Abrams tells the story in National Review.