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Iran

Despite Israeli concerns and the Trump administration's reservations, the 2015 nuclear deal continues to restrict Iran's nuclear capabilities.
Germany
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Germany

How voters choose will bear on the migration crisis, the future of the European Union, and U.S.-German relations.

 

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Germany

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United States.
United Nations

Global

The world comes to New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

United Nations

The seventy-second session of the UN General Assembly will be dominated by debates over nuclear disarmament, African development, and the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Opioids

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

 

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Disasters

Trump Foreign Policy

Stephen Flynn, founding director of Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute and former CFR fellow, joins Robert McMahon to discuss U.S. disaster resilience.

 

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Energy and Environment

CFR on the Record

Rwanda

For further reading, please see the Foreign Affairs article “Kagame’s Unrivaled Power” by Tom Gardner, the CFR blog post “Empowering Women in Developing Economies” by Melanne Verveer and Mathilde Mukantabana, and the CFR blog Africa in Transition by John Campbell.

Labor and Employment

International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the future of work, including the impact of automation on jobs, education and skills development for emerging sectors, and the challenges presented by labor migration.

Afghanistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discusses the challenges facing Afghanistan, including its fight against terror groups, and his country’s relationship with the United States.

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United States Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning far-ranging military operations. Four scholars offer their perspectives on the AUMF’s legacy fifteen years on.

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.

Featured Publications

Middle East and North Africa

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

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.