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February 13, 2018

United States
FA MA 2018 Cover Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” write…

February 2, 2018

Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…

January 29, 2018

Trump Foreign Policy
Trump Rally Sovereignty in the Spotlight: What Trump Gets Right and Wrong

On the eve of Trump's first State of the Union address, it is worth reviewing what is behind his America First doctrine and what does its focus on national sovereignty signal for the future of U.S. g…

January 17, 2018

U.S. Congress
Royce-Africa-Powell-Congress Ed Royce, Champion of Africa in the U.S. House, Will not Run for Reelection

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…

December 18, 2012

Iran
Obama, Hagel, and Iran

As President Obama enters his second term, his policy with respect to Iran has been spelled out many times. In a March interview with The Atlantic, he described his policy this way: It means a poli…

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

December 1, 2017

Political History and Theory
British soldiers marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended WW1. Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historically anniversaries: the centennial of the U.S. entry into …

November 28, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

Watch Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) discuss U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, including the need for dialogue with Iran and lessons from the war in Iraq.

November 28, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

RICHARD N. HAASS:  Why don't we get started?Good afternoon.  Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations.  Let me repeat our favorite mantra, to please turn off anything electrical other than a hear…

May 8, 2007

Congresses and Parliaments
A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

Having just returned from his fifth trip to Iraq, Senator Hagel says "there are important areas of progress."  However, he says he is "frustrated and worried" about the situation there. Join him for …