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June 14, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
What Kind of World are We Living In?

“Life today seems like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying something,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs. It seems …

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Answer CFR’s Foreign Policy Questions

July 30, 2019—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) invited the Democratic candidates to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues before the second se…

April 20, 2004

Education
Girls’ Education Key to Global Wealth, Health, New Council Report Finds

April 20, 2004 – Investing in girls’ education globally delivers huge returns for economic growth, political participation, women’s health, smaller and more sustainable families, and disease preventi…

April 10, 2018

Labor and Employment
U.S. Must Better Prepare Its Workforce for the Promise and Perils of Technology, Asserts CFR Task Force

April 10, 2018—“The world is in the midst of a profound transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines and other new technologies remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers,” s…

The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

April 9, 2018

China
THE CHINA MISSION: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

As the United States courts a trade war with China, a timely new book by Foreign Affairs’ Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan illuminates how U.S. policymakers have been vexed by relations with Chin…

The China Mission

March 20, 2018

United States
In Memoriam: Peter G. Peterson

CFR’s Chairman Emeritus Peter G. Peterson passed away on March 20 at age 91.

June 2, 2016

South Africa
Despite Setbacks, South Africa’s Democratic Future Is Bright, Says John Campbell in New Book

John Campbell argues in Morning in South Africa that despite South Africa’s currentpolitical and economic malaise, there are grounds for optimism about the country’sdemocratic future. 

March 5, 2018

Renewable Energy
Without Significant New Investment in Innovation, Solar Energy’s Growth Will Stall

March 5, 2018—Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but its current upsurge is in danger of ebbing, increasing the risk of catastrophic climate change. While solar energ…

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram

February 13, 2018

United States
Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” write…

FA MA 2018 Cover

February 13, 2018

United States
The Marshall Plan Holds Lessons for Present Tensions With Russia, Benn Steil Writes in New Book

February 13, 2018—The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Bringing to bear new …

The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil