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  • Global Memo

    Ending the War in Syria: An Israeli Perspective

    Ending the War in Syria: An Israeli Perspective
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    Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders Summit

    Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders Summit
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    A Union at Risk: The Future of the European Project

    A Union at Risk: The Future of the European Project
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    Impatient and Distracted: The United States and NATO Under Trump

    Impatient and Distracted: The United States and NATO Under Trump
  • Global Memo

    Europe Is at the Core of France’s Foreign Policy

    Europe Is at the Core of France’s Foreign Policy
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    Global Cyber Governance in 2017: Information Integrity

    Global Cyber Governance in 2017: Information Integrity

Events

The Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference: Buenos Aires

Nov 5, 2017—Nov 7, 2017

On November 5–7, 2017, the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) and CFR convened the tenth Council of Councils regional conference, Latin America, the World Today, and the Future of Global Governance, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Council of Councils Ninth Regional Conference: Berlin

Oct 30, 2016—Nov 1, 2016

On October 30–November 1, 2016, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and CFR convened the ninth Council of Councils regional conference, "Regional Security in a Turbulent World," in Berlin, Germany.

Latest Member Publications

A Lesson in the Basic Physics of NAFTA Negotiations

November 13, 2017 | Susan Ariel Aaronson and Hanna Norberg, CIGI

This argues that President Trump’s efforts to repeal or weaken NAFTA may backfire and create more public support for the agreement. Data shows that American citizens want stronger trade agreements that protect labor and the environment.

De-esclation on the Korean Peninsula: The Why and How

November 3, 2017 | Harry Sa, RSIS

This argues that while the probability of all-out war or a nuclear attack on the Korean peninsula is miniscule, maintaining tensions is unsustainable. He argues the U.S. and North Korea need pressure relief valves, such as a hotline or low level dialogue.