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Issue Guide: U.S. Election and International Issues

November 3, 2008

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The cascading financial crisis dominated the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign but a range of national security and other foreign policy matters are also crowding the inbox of the next president. The challenges range from settling the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to nuclear containment of Iran to following through on pledges to wean the United States off of dependency on foreign oil sources. The following is a catalog of materials from CFR.org and Foreign Affairs on critical issues which will confront the next president and the new administration.

The Next President's Foreign Policy Outlook

Financial Crisis

Pakistan/Afghanistan

Energy and Climate Change

Iraq

Iran

Immigration

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