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Radicalization and Extremism

Armed protests in Charlottesville highlight how the U.S. government has long devoted insufficient resources to countering domestic far-right movements.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Radicalization and Extremism

The U.S. far right has learned from the self-declared Islamic State to spread its message of hate online. Fortunately, the neo-Nazi message is less likely to spread offline in the United States.
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India

Seventy years after its independence, India is an emerging power with a range of economic development challenges at home.

 

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Missile Defense

North Korea

Attempts by the United States and Japan to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles headed toward Guam could fail and undermine the credibility of missile defense.

North Korea

United States

U.S. missile defense in the twenty-first century is focused on emerging threats from North Korea and Iran, but critics say these systems are too costly and largely unproven.
NAFTA

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Trade

More than twenty years after its implementation, the North American Free Trade Agreement continues to spur debate over its impact on economic growth and jobs.

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Artificial Intelligence

China

China's new artificial intelligence strategy is a signal that Beijing wants to be a leader in AI. How it gets there is a different story.

Elections and Voting

Artificial intelligence has helped politicians get elected, but what effect is it having on democracy?

Global

Experts consider the economic effects of artificial intelligence.
North Korea

North Korea

North Korean Nuclear Program

North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.

North Korea

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CFR on the Record

Religion

Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the future of liberal democracy.

United States

Senator John Cornyn discusses the challenge facing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Asia

Is it possible for the United States to avoid a confrontation with China?

United States

Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national security.

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Brazil Deforestation in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other tropical forest. But in Brazil, deforestation threatens biodiversity and contributes to climate change. Explore the Emmy-nominated InfoGuide. 

Syria’s Civil War Who’s Who in Syria’s Civil War

Syria’s civil war is being fought on multiple fronts by an array of combatants whose alliances, capabilities, and in some cases motives have been in flux.

Labor and Employment U.S. Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Hundreds of thousands of migrants come to the United States each year for work, but Washington has struggled to balance the shifting needs of industry with the concerns of the domestic labor force.

Democratic Republic of Congo The Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to overcome years of regional war, its hard-won progress remains at risk.

Cuba U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Trump administration has partially rolled back some business guidelines with Cuba while largely leaving the normalization policy unchanged.

Featured Publications

Arab Spring

A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.

U.S. Foreign Policy

CFR President Richard N. Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace.

Laos

The definitive account of the secret war in the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Laos, which lasted almost two decades and forever changed the CIA’s controversial role in foreign policy.