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November 2, 2012

China
In ‘A Contest for Supremacy,’ Aaron Friedberg portrays the United States and China as almost fated to wind up in conflict, and suggests Beijing is already lapping Washington in preparing for such a fight (Aly Song/Courtesy Reuters). Review: ’A Contest for Supremacy’ by Aaron Friedberg

In the spring of 2010, after years of relative quiet in the South China Sea —the strategic body of water separating southeastern China from Southeast Asia, and including regions disputed by at least …

March 31, 2017

United States
RTX3067U (1) End to Euphrates Shield, but Not to U.S.-Turkey Tensions

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the end of Operation Euphrates…

December 1, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
world-hivaids-2016 World AIDS Day 2016 in South Africa

Thursday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, a fitting occasion to call attention to an HIV vaccine clinical trial that has started in South Africa. The vaccine being tested is based on one used in a Tha…

November 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
zuma-anc-vote South Africa’s Wounded President Zuma Survives

Over the weekend of November 27, Jacob Zuma faced his greatest political challenge to date, a vote of ‘no-confidence’ from within his own party, the African National Congress (ANC). He had previously…

September 20, 2016

United States
farc-blog-photo The Colombia Peace Agreement Does not Mean the End of U.S. Involvement

Aaron Picozzi is the research associate for the military fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations, is a Coast Guard veteran, and currently serves in the Army National Guard.  A recent victory i…

July 28, 2016

Military Operations
Zika blog pic How the U.S. Military Can Battle Zika

Gabriella Meltzer is a research associate in the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Aaron Picozzi is the research associate for the military fellows at the Council on Foreign …

June 9, 2016

Defense and Security
RTR3U05T Responding to Coast Guard Expansion in the South China Sea

Aaron Picozzi is the research associate for the military fellows and Lincoln Davidson (@dvdsndvdsn) is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. South China Sea clai…

June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Clinton-Speech-1 Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

May 23, 2016

United States
Mullah Mansur Will Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

On Saturday, the Pentagon released a remarkable statement: “Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur.” Soon after, a tweet from the Office of…

May 13, 2016

Elections and Voting
USAID Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Americans Remain Open to U.S. Commitments Overseas

What candidates say on the campaign trail matters for how elections turn out. But so too does what the public is thinking. On that score, two things stand out in the Pew Research Center’s recent poll…