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February 9, 2018

China
Military troops march during a welcoming ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump in Beijing, China. China Is Gaining on the United States. What Are We Doing About It?

Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Ely Ratner is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for …

January 19, 2018

Olympics
Lighting the Olympic Torch The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

July 25, 2017

Corruption
President Roosevelt pointing at a map of South America towards the area explored during the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition in Brazil as another man looks on. What Latin America Can Learn From Past Anticorruption Success

As Latin America reflects on its current wave of anticorruption successes—including the arrest of former Guatemalan president, Odebrecht prosecutions in Peru, and the ongoing Lava Jato cleanup in Bra…

April 6, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Architect Joe Weishaar adjusts flags in honor of the fallen Washington area WWI veterans on Veterans Day at DC War Memorial in Washington Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of Congress declaring war on Germany, thereby thrusting the United States into the Great War, or what we know today as World War I. The vote was a major turn…

December 3, 2007

Venezuela
Walsh: Venezuelan Vote a ‘Victory’ for Democracy

John M. Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America says the failure of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s major reform proposals at the polls was a surprise, and represents a “heavy defeat.”

February 15, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Charles A. Kupchan and Ely Ratner Join CFR as Senior Fellows

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes two experts on national security, Charles A. Kupchan and Ely Ratner, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program.

January 27, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Salafi Nigeria Salafism in Northern Nigeria Beyond Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Alex Thurston. Alex is the author of  Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics, and is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Ser…

December 14, 2016

China
trump-china-thank-you-rally What Trump Means for China

Oriana Skylar Mastro is a 2016–2017 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Servic…

November 22, 2016

rtx2pu8s_ Global Agenda: Getting Human Rights Right

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

September 28, 2016

North Korea
Four Ways to Unilaterally Sanction North Korea

It has been almost three weeks since North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, but China and the United States have not yet reached agreement on the text of a new UN Security Council resolution c…