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March 1, 2009

South Korea
President Obama Korean Hopes for U.S. Leadership Under Barack Obama

Lee Hong-koo is former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (1994-1995), a trustee to The Asia Foundation and Chairman of Friends of The Asia Foundation/Korea. History will record November 2008 a…

March 27, 2013

United States
betweenbbbbbbb Between Barack, Bibi, and Tayyip

There has been much ink spilled in the last week over the rapprochement between Israel and Turkey.  I have been somewhat reluctant to weigh-in if only because I was fairly certain that reconciliation…

January 18, 2013

Politics and Government
The U.S. Capitol prepares for President Obama's second inauguration with a dress rehearsal on January 13, 2013 (Mike Theiler/Courtesy Reuters). The World Next Week: Barack Obama Is Inaugurated, Shinzo Abe Visits Southeast Asia, and Israel and Jordan Vote

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Obama’s second inauguration; Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s tour of Southeast Asia; and next week’s elections in Israel and Jordan…

August 16, 2018

Germany
Nord Stream 2 pipes Nord Stream 2: Is Germany ‘Captive’ to Russian Energy?

President Trump has targeted Germany over its supposed dependence on Russian natural gas, and the proposed Nord Stream 2 is dividing the EU. What’s in store for Europe’s pipeline politics?

August 15, 2018

Libya
Libya Can Libya’s Divisions Be Healed?

The Islamic State has been nearly defeated and migrant crossings to Europe have declined, so why is Libya’s state failure so troubling?

August 15, 2018

Disasters
Loren Elliott/Reuters U.S. Disaster Relief at Home and Abroad

The U.S. government responds to scores of disasters each year, coordinating closely with state, local, and foreign partners. However, more frequent and severe storms, fires, and floods are straining …

August 14, 2018

Pakistan
Attendees wave Pakistan's national flag while singing national songs at a ceremony to celebrate the country's 71st Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Pakistan at Seventy-One: the Search for a New Pakistan

On Pakistan's seventy-first independence day, the country faces an economic crisis and a terrorism crisis. Whether prime minister–designate Imran Khan can deliver on his promise of a “naya Pakistan” …

August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

August 2, 2018

China
Microchip production in China Is ‘Made in China 2025’ a Threat to Global Trade?

China’s industrial policy is aimed at rapidly expanding its high-tech sectors and developing its advanced manufacturing base. The plan is seen as a threat by President Trump , and could escalate the trade war.

July 26, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Teaching Notes for Preventive Engagement by Paul B. Stares Preventive Engagement

Teaching Notes for Preventive Engagement, written by CFR Senior Fellow Paul Stares, in which he provides a comprehensive blueprint for how the United States can manage a more turbulent world.