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Iran

The Trump administration has declared a “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran but Israel is the main country applying it.

Iran

Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Iran Nuclear Agreement

The United States’ withdrawal from the arms control agreement has heightened tensions and left the remaining signatories scrambling to keep the deal alive.
Australia
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Australia

Here is what’s on the agenda for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to the White House on September 20.

 

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Election 2020

 

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Election 2020

The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.

 

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Israel

Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is on the line as Israel votes for the second time in 2019.

 

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Test your knowledge of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the 1967 war to the status of Jerusalem.
Afghanistan

Afghanistan

President Trump’s announcement to halt peace talks in Afghanistan gives U.S. negotiators a chance to correct three critical mistakes.

Afghanistan War

The Taliban insurgency remains resilient nearly two decades after U.S.-led forces toppled its regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

 

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CFR mourns the passing of Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus and a dedicated member for forty-six years.

CFR on the Record

United States

Mark Carney discusses monetary policy and the challenges facing the Bank of England. 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 the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

United States

John Delaney speaks on the future of U.S.-China relations. Read John Delaney’s answers to our questions on foreign policy issues. https://www.cfr.org/article/john-delaney

Religion

Steven A. Cook, Bernard A. Haykel, and Ariane M. Tabatabai discuss U.S. involvement in the Middle East, with Trudy S. Rubin moderating, as part of the 2019 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

Military Operations

General Joseph Dunford discusses U.S. military and defense strategy in conflict areas around the world and the current state of cooperative efforts with U.S. allies.

Expert Spotlight

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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.

Featured Publications

China

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.

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.