April 19, 2012Defense and Security
Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…
June 12, 2018Conflict Prevention
A new CFR blog explores how the United States can avoid war, stay strong, and keep the peace.
June 18, 2018Conflict Prevention
The United States could do more to effectively help prevent violent conflicts around the world.
November 14, 2005United States
November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…
June 11, 2018Donald Trump
The outcome of the G7 summit suggests Trump is prepared to abandon the transatlantic relationship, and even the concept of “the West,” as pillars of U.S. global engagement.
June 7, 2018Trade
The president has been clear about his protectionist views. Why didn’t anyone listen?