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India

The prime minister’s Hindu nationalist party resoundingly won the general election following a divisive campaign, but questions still remain about India’s future.
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Japan

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe’s summit in Japan will be light on policy, instead focusing on the strength of the U.S.-Japan partnership.

Trade

U.S. president struggling to squeeze tough deal out of Japan.

Japan

With Emperor Akihito’s historic abdication approaching, here’s a look at his accomplishments and what to expect from the next emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito.
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Indonesia

The election results show a hardening of voting patterns along religious, ethnic, and geographic lines, a troubling development for a multiracial and religiously diverse Indonesia.

Indonesia

With another five-year term, President Joko Widodo will possibly revive economic reform efforts and could take a more skeptical view toward China.

 

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United States

Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Andres Rozental, former president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trade relationship between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

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Iran

Iran

Neither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, risking a dangerous escalation.

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CFR on the Record

U.S. Congress

Senator Chris Van Hollen discusses the successes and failures of bipartisan efforts in Congress to check President Trump on crucial foreign policy issues, including Russia, North Korea, China, and Turkey.

 

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift in the future of work. Please join us for a screening of the HBO VICE Special Report: The Future of Work, a documentary made in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, that follows industry leaders and laborers to learn how radical developments in automation and artificial intelligence are set to change the world of work as we know it.

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This is the keynote event for the 2019 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs. 

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Pollution Why Air Pollution Is So Bad in Asia’s Cities

Air pollution in Asia is deadly. Here’s why it’s so bad.

China Belt and Road Tracker

This tracker shows how the Belt and Road Initiative has changed countries’ bilateral economic relationships with China over time.

Trade The Truth About Tariffs

Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline until the recent U.S.-China trade spat.

China China’s Maritime Disputes

The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Wars and Conflict Global Conflict Tracker

The Center for Preventive Action’s Global Conflict Tracker is an interactive guide to ongoing conflicts around the world of concern to the United States.

Featured Publications

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President Donald J. Trump’s actions have often been rash, ignorant, and chaotic. Yet some of his individual foreign policies are substantially better than his opponents assert.

Japan

Japan’s United States–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, Sheila A. Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment—and their reliance on U.S. security.

U.S. Foreign Policy

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.