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In an article for Bloomberg View, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Farah Pandith discusses why ISIS is winning on the digital battlefield and what can be done to change that.
"It cannot be an American fight," Hillary Clinton said of ISIS. She is wrong. It is an American fight, one that will not succeed without American leadership.
After the Paris attacks, European nations are closing their borders.
Like all terrorist attacks (indeed, like murders everywhere), the killings in Paris raise questions about why we react with greater outrage to some acts of violence than others. In Lebanon, people ask about the mild Western response to last week’s bombing in Beirut.
CFR President Richard N. Haass calls for a sustained, multi-pronged strategy to counter the Islamic State.
Read the Islamic State’s propaganda and you wonder if the followers might be getting ahead of their caliph.
India has long been an economy with tremendous promise.
Washington and New Delhi should shift to a joint-venture framework — focusing on specific collaborations and creating conceptual space for inevitable disagreements.
The summit will affect how future Taiwanese leaders approach mainland China, and re-focus American attention on the relationship.
The Turkish authorities have blamed the self-declared Islamic State for the attack on a peace rally in Ankara that took the lives of more than 100 people, though others in Turkey are not so sure. Critics of the dominant Justice and Development Party (A.K.P.), and some victims say the violence is more likely the work of either the government itself or the so-called deep state, designed to destabilize Turkey in a way that undermines Kurdish political goals and the A.K.P.’s efforts to transform Turkish politics.
We love Israel. We love it more than we love other nations. That’s why we must do all we can to destroy its economy.
Sometimes an old story is scary enough to be news. In 1990, it turns out, the CIA re-analyzed Soviet reactions to a 1983 U.S. military exercise, known as “Able Archer,” and concluded that Soviet generals really believed the U.S. might be preparing a nuclear attack.
When President Obama welcomes President Joko Widodo of Indonesia on his first White House visit next week, he will have a valuable opportunity to help curb one of the world’s largest sources of carbon emissions.
Daniel Markey lays out big problems with the prospects for a nuclear deal with Pakistan, and argues that there are more pressing issues for U.S. policymakers to address.
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on Russia last week to address this question: How should we think about Russian actions in the Middle East and Europe? Having been invited to speak, I found that one theme of my testimony stirred up an argument—among other witnesses, senators, staff, and even (in follow-on e-mails) administration officials.
After $500 million train-and-equip effort fails, what comes next?
Dan Markey assess the state of U.S.-Pakistan relations ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s late October visit to Washington.
The TPP agreement is Plan B. But it’s the best Plan B to come along in many years, and deserves the support of Congress.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
The Task Force recommends revising U.S. policy toward North Korea to break the cycle of North Korean provocation and promote stability in Northeast Asia.
India now matters to U.S. interests in virtually every dimension. This Independent Task Force report assesses the current situation in India and the U.S.-India relationship, and suggests a new model for partnership with a rising India.
Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster than in wealthier countries. The report outlines a plan for collective action on this growing epidemic.
This report asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
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