Op-Eds

Published opinions and arguments by CFR fellows and experts.

The Global Grip of Cigarette Smoking

Author: Thomas Bollyky
Los Angeles Times

Thomas Bollyky examines the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General's report on the dangers of tobacco, its ensuing achievements, and steps the United States can take in addressing tobacco control in developing countries.

See more in Global; Health

Uniform Fix

Author: Micah Zenko
ForeignPolicy.com

"This habit of policymakers exalting the military as exemplars of accomplishment—in effect, asking generals and admirals to "save us from ourselves"—should be brought to a dignified end," writes Micah Zenko.

See more in United States; Military Leadership

New York’s New Mayor

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Council on Foreign Relations

As Bill de Blasio takes office in New York, Julia Sweig reflects on inequality, urban poverty, and the idea that government policy can provide solutions to ingrained problems when the market falls short.

See more in United States; Society and Culture