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CFR experts explore how the United States can avoid war, stay strong, and keep the peace.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping make joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017 Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Managing U.S.-China Relations in an Era of Peer Competition

According to the latest U.S. National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy, China is a revisionist power and strategic competitor that ranks among the top three challenges the United States faces today. Read More

June 18, 2018

Conflict Prevention
More, Better Assessments Can Help Prevent Conflict

The United States could more effectively help prevent violent conflicts around the world by conducting conflict assessments more regularly, routinely involving multiple agencies in them, and linking assessments more tightly with policy and programming decisions.

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June 15, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: June 15, 2018

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

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June 15, 2018

Afghanistan
Afghan Cease-fires Could Pave Path to Peace

Announcements of overlapping, temporary cease-fires by the Afghan government, U.S.-led NATO forces, and the Taliban are hopeful signs that there is still room to move toward a political dialogue to end the conflict. 

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