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February 1, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff listen to U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 30, 2018 The State of the Union and the Dangerous Turn in the United States’ North Korea Policy

President Trump’s State of the Union speech signaled the White House’s dangerous and growing fixation on using maximum pressure alone to denuclearize North Korea. But the soundest way to resolve the …

July 26, 2017

North Korea
A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade marking the 105th birthday anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2007. The United States and North Korea: Time for a New Approach

Douglas Mo is an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and a rising senior at Colby College. On the evening of June 20th, President Donald Trump tweeted: “While I greatly appreciate the effor…

February 16, 2018

Russia
Play Adam B. Schiff The Russia Probe and U.S. National Security: A Conversation With U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) discusses the national security implications of Russia's U.S. election interference, and the security concerns associated with North Korea and withdrawing from the Joint Compreh…

December 1, 2016

Japan
japan-us-alliance Podcast: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

Harvard Professor Joseph Nye once said that “security is like oxygen: you do not tend to notice it until you begin to lose it.” Alliances also often function like oxygen, with the security and stabil…

September 16, 2016

North Korea
U.S. Should Sharpen Strategy and Enlist China to Counter Threat from North Korea, Says CFR Task Force

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…

October 23, 2015

Americas
A supporter of former Tanzania's Prime Minister and main opposition party CHADEMA presidential candidate Edward Lowassa cheers during his campaign rally in Tanga October 21, 2015. Tanzanians will go to the polls on October 25 to elect their fifth president. (Reuters/Stringer) This Week in Markets and Democracy: Corruption in Honduras and an Election Timeline

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”    U.S. Acts on Honduran Corruption Hondur…

January 31, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s Nuclear Needs

Pyongyang appears determined to become a nuclear weapon state while still aiming to cultivate economic ties with the outside world, says expert Victor Cha.

May 26, 2010

China
North Korea: Succession Signals

North Korea’s alleged sinking of a South Korean ship could have been part of a legitimization process to prepare for a new leader to succeed the ailing Kim Jong-Il, says North Korea expert Victor C…