Mexican President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could play a decisive role in bringing this agonizing chapter of Venezuelan history to an end.
In addition to a sharp economic downturn, Venezuela faces a humanitarian crisis. The United States can do little to prevent a downward spiral, but it should take measures to mitigate the political, economic, and humanitarian consequences of a potential mass emigration.
How much worse do things in Venezuela have to become before the world would be prepared to act?
A second Brexit vote remains the best option in a dizzyingly difficult situation.
The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian tensions and brought stability to Northern Ireland since 1998, but Brexit negotiations and local political paralysis are throwing the region’s hard-won gains into doubt.
Ted Alden joins Jim Lindsay to discuss trade and immigration policy after the Congressional midterms.
U.S. troops are being sent to the southwestern border, but they are limited by law in the ways they can supplement the work of Border Patrol agents.
Asia must accept that Democrat House win will not upset America First approach.
Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to overhaul Brazil’s economy and align the country more closely with the United States, with uncertain implications for its relations with China.
Fiery new populist presidents in Brazil and Mexico could turn an old rivalry toxic.
CFR on the Record
Giovanni Buttarelli discusses the challenges of implementing and enforcing privacy regulations, market impacts of the GDPR, and the ethical debate over protecting personal data.
This symposium convenes policymakers, business executives, and other opinion leaders for a candid analysis of artificial intelligence’s effect on democratic decision-making.
Panelists discuss the policies and priorities of the Jimmy Carter administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen discusses solutions for safeguarding U.S. elections and enhancing cybersecurity ahead of the November midterm elections.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
American diplomacy is in shambles under Trump, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.
Global health expert Thomas J. Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.
The Third Revolution argues that Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian system at home and a more ambitious foreign policy abroad—provide Beijing with new levers of influence that the United States must learn to exploit to protect its own interests.