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The U.S. Election and Foreign Policy

The next president will face serious foreign policy challenges. CFR offers a full suite of resources to keep track of developments on critical issues and the U.S. role in the world.

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The 2024 Candidates on Foreign Policy

Compare the Candidates

View our guide to the presidential candidates and their positions on global issues.
A graphic showing President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, each in black and white, on a backdrop of blue and red, respectively.


A Path Forward for NATO

The Biden administration is seeking to demonstrate enough alliance unity and sense of purpose to limit the impact of pushback from former President Trump and other critics.
A woman hangs the Ukrainian flag between the flags of NATO members at the alliance's 2023 summit.


How the U.S. Asylum Process Works

Record numbers of migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border have prompted the Joe Biden administration to expand some asylum restrictions. The surge in arrivals comes as immigration has become many voters’ central concern ahead of the election.
U.S. Border Patrol processes migrants seeking asylum in Yuma, Arizona.


Making the China Tariffs More Effective

Current U.S. tariffs on China are costly. But the U.S. has policy options to reduce these costs.
Robotic arms assemble cars at a factory in China.
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