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November 1, 2017

United States
VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for the VICE Special Report from HBO based on the book A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard Haass.

October 31, 2014

United States
Foreign Policy and a New Congress

U.S. midterm elections occur amid deep political divisions in Congress that are blocking policy reforms. CFR’s James M. Lindsay examines the foreign policy choices facing lawmakers.

August 15, 2012

Defense and Security
Paul Ryan addresses supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters) Paul Ryan Likes Bernard Lewis and Free Trade

CNN’s Jamie Crawford has a nice piece summarizing Paul Ryan’s foreign policy views. Besides offering a sense of some of the countries the GOP vice presidential nominee has visited in recent years, th…

November 12, 2008

Energy and Climate Policy
Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy

New York Ciy, New York RICHARD N. HAASS:  Good afternoon.  Good afternoon.  Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations.  My name's Richard Haass and I'm lucky enough to be the president of this or…

November 19, 2012

Israel
Israel’s Latest War With Hamas

The Gaza conflict has been brewing for a while, and although Egypt and others are working to deescalate it, there are no guarantees, says CFR’s Steven Cook.

November 8, 2012

China
Deciphering Beijing’s Transition

China’s Communist Party Congress will affirm new top leaders, but little is known about their selection or how they will guide the country, says CFR’s Jerome Cohen.

August 30, 2010

Israel
Questionable Timing on Mideast Talks

Severe political constraints on Israeli and Palestinian leaders cloud the prospects for progress in direct talks due to start later this week, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

October 15, 2009

Russia
Russian Wariness on U.S. Iran Policy

CFR’s Stephen R. Sestanovich says the Obama administration believes it has put relations with Russia on "a more practical" basis but convergence remains elusive on how to address Iran’s nuclear progr…

December 15, 2008

International Law
Problems in Closing Guantanamo Detention Camp

Matthew C. Waxman, a former Pentagon official overseeing detainee affairs, says the controversial camp at Guantanamo Bay should be closed but that doing so will raise several key questions about lega…