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Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a review of the year's meetings, outreach, publications, and events. It also includes highlights from the Corporate Program, Council of Councils, CFR Campus, and Independent Task Force Program.

May 30, 2017

International Organizations
The Group of Seven (G7)

The G7 serves as a forum for highly industrialized democracies to coordinate economic, security, and energy policy, but the new U.S. administration has stirred questions about the group’s cohesion an…

G7 leaders meet in Sicily

May 19, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 19, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. WannaCry: Assessing the Damage. Countries are still reeling from a ransomware attack that c…

An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory

May 12, 2017

Israel
The British Royal Boycott of Israel Continues

I’v written before, in 2014 and 2016, about the remarkable failure of any British royal to visit Israel except briefly for a funeral. Prince Philip attended Rabin’s funeral and Prince Charles attende…

January 13, 2017

Trade
Taking on Trump: A Lesson from the Japanese

Having watched Japan in trade negotiations with the United States for more than a quarter century now, I would never have described the Japanese approach as direct. When confronted with a difficult t…

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May 11, 2018

Russia
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul provides an insider’s perspective on Russia during his time as U.S. ambassador, including his analysis of Russia’s foreign policy from the end of the cold war to the presidency of Vlad…

Play U.S. Ambassador McFaul leaves the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow

May 4, 2018

United Kingdom
British Foreign Policy Post Brexit

As the United Kingdom moves closer to an exit from the European Union, questions remain about how Brexit will influence Britain’s role on the world stage.

Play Anti-Brexit protesters wear masks and wave flags during a demonstration in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

June 8, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
In Support of Arab Democracy

A Council-sponsored Task Force says that the United States should support the evolutionary development of democracy consistently throughout the Middle East. It points out that a strategy to promote d…

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February 27, 2018

United States
The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…

Play The White House

January 11, 2018

Turkey
A Look Inside Turkey

Speakers provide an update on Turkey's domestic politics, the challenges the country faces after the coup, and the likely future of Turkey's foreign and economic polices with the United States.

Play Turkey