Bernard Gwertzman discusses his memoirs.
Bernard Gwertzman discusses his memoirs.
Trump’s repeated mischaracterizations of the U.S.-Mexico relationship undermine vital U.S. interests. Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill and Theodore Rappleye assess his many untrue statements and emphasize the dangers they pose to the United States.
These have been a choice few days for aficionados of scandal. Washington hasn’t seen their like since the heyday of Whitewater, Iran-contra, and Watergate—in other words for nearly two decades. And in many ways “Kremlin-gate,” the burgeoning scandal over Team Trump’s connections to Russia, is in a class by itself.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that it’s time for those in support of female service members to move off the sidelines and demonstrate their support.
Laurie Garrett writes that the life expectancy of Americans is lower than those living in some third-world countries and that the GOP health care bill would have decreased it even more by cutting funding to life-saving preventative care.
Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.
Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.
Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April, and outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peacekeeping missions.
Matthew M. Taylor argues that Brazil’s gains in fighting corruption hold lessons for U.S. anticorruption policy around the world.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Turkey, Hong Kong elects a new chief executive, and the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome is marked.
Todd Harrison, director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining President Donald J. Trump's budget blueprint.
Angela E. Stent discusses the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.
Writing in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon offers a vision of how President Trump could stumble—through bluster, wishful thinking, and miscalculation—into war with Iran, China, and North Korea.
“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task Force report, Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast. With the Arctic “warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet” and melting sea ice opening up this resource-rich region to new trade routes and commercial activities, the report stresses that “the United States needs to increase its strategic commitment to the region or risk leaving its interests unprotected.”
Turkey, as well as Egypt and Pakistan, are places where belief in the existence of a deep state is prominent, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. This is partly a function of the fact that these are also countries where there is little transparency and citizens have few avenues by which to hold officials accountable.
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.
The Task Force finds that Alaska and the Arctic are of growing economic and geostrategic importance and recommends actions to improve the United States’ strategic presence in the Arctic region.
Experts discuss U.S. policy priorities for the Arctic.
CFR’s Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller passed away on March 20 at age 101.
The Trump team’s early forays into Asia couldn’t have gone better. In early February, Defense Secretary James Mattis received high praise for his trip to Tokyo and Seoul, reassuring nervous allies that the Trump administration would continue decades of American leadership in Asia. A week later, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe braved a visit to the White House and was rewarded with President Donald Trump reaffirming the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions.
Segal offers recommendations for cooperation on issues such as encryption, data localization, and cybersecurity.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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