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January 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
IsraelBarrierJerusalem Is Annexation of the West Bank Already Here?

My recent piece at Salon.com raised some hackles with my friend, former intern, and occasional coauthor, Michael Koplow. Michael is the policy director at the Israel Policy Forum, and he also writes …

December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

February 13, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
BP02132017 Our Man in the Middle East: The Confusing Worldview of Trump Aide Derek Harvey

Col. Derek Harvey has more mainstream views on Islam than Gen. Michael Flynn—but he still has strange baggage.

August 9, 2017

CFR News
Experts in Energy and Climate Change, Russia, and Gender and Human Rights Join CFR

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes three fellows, Amy Myers Jaffe, James Goldgeier, and Caroline Bettinger-López, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program. “The diverse knowledge areas…

December 16, 2016

Education
1-us-change-in-life-expectancy-003-final Race, Gender, Region: Understanding the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

This is a guest post by Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Last week, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCH…

January 18, 2017

Wars and Conflict
rtr2nl5o-x617 Global Agenda: President Trump and the Laws of War

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 …

January 30, 2018

Trade
Play Scott Peters The View on Trade: From Federal to State Levels

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) discusses the future of international trade policy, the next steps he would like to pursue for the state of California, and his perspective on the role of states in…

August 30, 2016

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Syria Red Line, Three Years Later

It was three years ago, Labor Day weekend in 2013, that President Obama reversed himself and refused to enforce his "red line" against use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. What’s the outc…

November 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
derek-hanekom A Reminder that South Africa’s Ruling Party is Multiracial

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom appears to have been the initiator of the African National Congress’s (ANC) November 27-29 in-house debate over whether to recall Jacob Zuma as party leader. (Zuma s…

November 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
zuma-anc-vote South Africa’s Wounded President Zuma Survives

Over the weekend of November 27, Jacob Zuma faced his greatest political challenge to date, a vote of ‘no-confidence’ from within his own party, the African National Congress (ANC). He had previously…