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    Ending the War in Syria: An Israeli Perspective

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    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
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    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 will convene 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

In North Korea Standoff, What Does Kim Jong-un Really Want?

August 14, 2017 | John Nilsson-Wright, Chatham

This examines what the North Korean leader is hoping to achieve with his nuclear weapons program and argues that the experience of Libya and Iraq is a reminder to Pyongyang that the only guarantee of national survival is the possession of nuclear weapons.

ASEAN into the Future: Need For Leadership

August 7, 2017 | Ong Keng Yong, RSIS

As ASEAN reaches its fiftieth anniversary, this commentary argues that effective leadership is crucial to accelerating its visionary plans to serve as an open, inclusive, and peaceful region.

The G20 is Dead. Long Live the G20

July 15, 2017 | Roland Rajah, Lowy

The outcomes of the recent G20 summit in Hamburg advances the argument that global economic leadership derived from such an institution is lacking, although this piece argues that for all its shortcomings and difficulties, the G20 is the only game in town

2017 Lowy Institute Poll

June 21, 2017 | Alex Oliver, Lowy

This report examines how Australians feel about the world and the direction of their own nation. It notes that most Australians are dissatisfied with the direction of the world, continue to support their U.S. alliance, and fear China as a military threat.