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Middle East and North Africa

Recently reelected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to maintain his foreign policy independence, which has featured deepened ties with China and Russia.

 

Turkey

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discusses Türkiye’s foreign policy and U.S.-Turkish relations.
United States

United States

An intelligence leak and ongoing deployments at the southern border have cast a spotlight on the guard’s growing role in military operations and national security.

 

National Security and Defense Program

All current U.S. military personnel have one thing in common: they volunteered. But falling recruitment has raised questions of national security, military readiness, and the health of U.S. society. Can the all-volunteer force handle a changing international security landscape?
Pakistan

Pakistan

Sadanand Dhume, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the political, economic, and climate crises roiling Pakistan.

 

 

Nigeria

Nigeria

Up against the wall, Tinubu will need his famed political savvy—and more—to stanch rising discontent in Nigeria.   

Nigeria

At a moment of deep generational fracture, the political opposition would seem to be the least of Bola Tinubu’s problems.

 

United States

United States

The stories of five Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

 

2022 in Review

As 2022 comes to a close, here are ten Americans we lost this year who made a mark in foreign policy.  
KISSINGER AND THE COUNCIL
As the former secretary of state marks his one hundredth birthday, Richard Haass looks back at his long, substantive relationship with CFR.

Events

United States

White House Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall discusses how the Biden Administration prepares for and responds to a broad range of threats to the Homeland. The Kenneth A. Moskow Memorial Lecture on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism honors the memory of longtime Council member Kenneth A. Moskow, who made this event possible through a generous bequest. His intent was to establish an annual event to bring together the leaders of the intelligence community and promote discussion on critical issues in counterterrorism.

United States

The U.S. military service chiefs discuss U.S. defense priorities around the world and the state of the American armed forces. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership features prominent individuals from the military and intelligence communities.

United States

Dan Schulman discusses the future of the digital economy, the evolving role of business in society, and leadership lessons learned as president and CEO of PayPal. The CEO Speaker Series is a unique forum for leading global CEOs to share their insights on issues at the center of commerce and foreign policy, and to discuss the changing role of business globally.  

Expert Spotlight

David P. Fidler
David P. Fidler

Senior Fellow for Global Health and Cybersecurity

International Law Cybersecurity Health

The Midterm Elections and U.S. Policy on Public and Global Health

John B. Bellinger III
John B. Bellinger III

Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law

International Law Treaties and Agreements Sanctions

Thomas J. Bollyky
Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program

Health Trade Development

Did We Predict the Pandemic?

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Editor, Foreign Affairs; Peter G. Peterson Chair

China U.S. Foreign Policy

Immigration Before Automation

Carl Minzner
Carl Minzner

Senior Fellow For China Studies

China Asia Rule of Law

Xi Jinping Can’t Handle an Aging China

Bruce Hoffman
Bruce Hoffman

Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Wars and Conflict Intelligence

Kenneth S. Rogoff

The Age of Inflation

Carla Anne Robbins

Where's the Strategy?

Yanzhong Huang
Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health

China Health Asia

Can China Recover From Zero COVID?

Michelle Gavin
Michelle Gavin

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Botswana South Africa Zimbabwe

Yascha Mounk

The System Held

Alice C. Hill
Alice C. Hill

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment

Climate Change Infrastructure Food and Water Security

Climate expert Alice Hill on UN climate report

Ray Takeyh
Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Iran Iran Nuclear Agreement Persian Gulf

Takeyh: China and Russia Encourage Iran to Go Nuclear

Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics

Monetary Policy Fiscal Policy Regulation and Deregulation

Robert E. Rubin
Robert E. Rubin

Chairman Emeritus; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

India Asia China

Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics

Monetary Policy International Finance Globalization

Martin S. Indyk
Martin S. Indyk

Lowy Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-Middle East Diplomacy

Middle East and North Africa Israel Egypt

Don’t Abandon Two States

Esther Brimmer

What’s Cracking in the Arctic?

Ebenezer Obadare
Ebenezer Obadare

Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

Nigeria Sub-Saharan Africa Religion

Matthew C. Waxman
Matthew C. Waxman

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy

International Law Cybersecurity U.S. Foreign Policy

Joshua Kurlantzick
Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Asia Democracy

The U.S. Is Losing Ground to China in Southeast Asia

Jennifer Hillman
Jennifer Hillman

Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy

Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) NAFTA

How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

A. Michael Spence

In Defense of Industrial Policy

Explainers

The Complicated U.S.-China Relationship
The United States and China have an important and complex relationships marked by periods of both tension and cooperation over issues including trade, climate change, and Taiwan.

Featured Publications

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Shannon K. O’Neil offers a powerful case for why regionalization, not globalization, has been the biggest economic trend of the last forty years.

China

Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes China's attempts to become a media, information, and influence superpower, seeking for the first time to shape the domestic politics, local media, and information environments of the United States, East Asia, parts of Europe, and the broader world.