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Election 2024

President Biden’s decision to endorse his vice president instead of seeking reelection injects new uncertainty into the race. Here’s a rundown on Harris’s background and foreign policy positions.

Election 2024

 

Election 2024

The U.S. presidential election isn’t just a domestic affair. What Biden does will have major consequences for foreign policy and world security.
Israel

Israel

The Israeli prime minister’s upcoming address to the U.S. Congress will aim to rally support for the ongoing campaign to destroy Hamas.

Israel

In a visit in June, I found a somber mood and many doubts about the current national leadership.

Israel

Israel has made eliminating the threat from the Gaza-based militant group a central war aim, but it’s not entirely clear at what point that condition will be met.  
NATO

 

Ukraine

Enhancing support for Ukraine’s military and defense industrial base is top of mind at the NATO Summit last week, especially if the United States should step back after the presidential election. Despite challenges, there are also opportunities for Europe to unlock and catalyze investment in Ukraine’s defense sector through the European Investment Bank.

NATO

The transatlantic alliance has passed a remarkable milestone after years of most members not spending enough on defense. But what if more is needed?
Venezuela

Venezuela

The closely watched elections on July 28 will determine whether incumbent President Nicolás Maduro wins a third term or allows a democratic transition.
Will Freeman

Venezuela

Venezuela

Every sign suggests that Venezuela's presidential election on July 28 will be stolen. Will the Biden administration then acknowledge that its policy toward Venezuela has failed--and change it?

Venezuela

Democracy

International Law

The high court’s decision could allow future U.S. presidents to commit grave abuses of power with impunity, with serious implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security.

 

United States

CFR presents a wealth of resources to help understand what’s at stake for foreign policy in the U.S. presidential race.

Events

Sudan

Since conflict erupted in Sudan on April 15, 2023, between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, Sudan has become the site of the world's worst humanitarian crisis.  Over 10 million people have been displaced, over half of the population needs humanitarian assistance, and over 750,000 people are facing a catastrophic level of hunger.   Panelists discuss ongoing humanitarian efforts, the challenges faced by aid workers, and potential solutions to mitigate the worsening crisis in Sudan.  

United States

Panelists discuss the Silicon Valley’s role in the future of war and whether or not the Pentagon is successfully innovating rapidly enough to keep up with the technological changes facing the military.  Copies of Unit X: How the Pentagon and Silicon Valley Are Transforming the Future of War will be available for purchase.

China

Jay Shambaugh discusses U.S.-China macroeconomic engagement and dialogue with Chinese leadership on overcapacity and economic imbalances.The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presented by RealEcon: Reimagining American Economic Leadership, a CFR initiative of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. This meeting is also part of CFR’s China Strategy Initiative.For those attending virtually, log-in information and instructions on how to participate during the question and answer portion will be provided the evening before the event to those who register. Please note the audio, video, and transcript of this meeting will be posted on the CFR website.

United Kingdom

CFR experts discuss the results of presidential elections in France and the United Kingdom, as well as what to expect from the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington, DC.

Explainers

Europe’s Migration Dilemma
Hundreds of thousands of migrants made the dangerous journey to Europe in 2023, fleeing war, poverty, and natural disasters. The increase in arrivals has fueled support for far-right political parties.

Featured Publications

Asia

Robert D. Blackwill and Richard Fontaine evaluate the limitations of the Pivot to Asia and offer a compelling vision for the future of U.S. foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific.

Middle East and North Africa

A clear-headed vision for the United States' role in the Middle East that highlights the changing nature of U.S. national interests and the challenges of grand strategizing at a time of profound change in the international order.

Colombia

Paul J. Angelo provides the first headlining case studies of Plan Colombia and the Mérida Initiative.