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March 7, 2018

U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomes Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the White House, Washington, DC. The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.

April 7, 2017

Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban?

Syria’s breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR’s Lori Esposito Murray.

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011. ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.

December 27, 2016

Prospects for the Global Economy in 2017

In the wake of a turbulent 2016, four experts analyze what’s in store for the global economy in the coming year, from China’s rebalancing efforts to the rise of populism in Europe.

July 12, 2017

The Strange Death of Europe

What does Europe’s future look like? Last night I finished reading Douglas Murray’s fascinating, brilliant, beautifully argued and deeply disturbing book, The Strange Death of Europe. Murray write…

March 21, 2017

congress-southeast asia What Happens to Congressional Southeast Asia Policy Under a New U.S. Administration?

Unlike many regions of the world, where U.S. foreign policy has in recent decades been dominated by the executive branch, since the end of the Cold War Congress has played a major role in policy towa…

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2017 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium

The Council on Foreign Relations held a two-session symposium on April 18, 2017 that addressed the importance of economic irrationality, crowd behavior, and other elements of behavioral finance in un…

November 20, 2017

Podcast AAR2017LuncheonPanel Ethnonationalism and Vulnerable Populations

Jocelyne Cesari, Marcia Chatelain, and Simran Jeet Singh discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the social and political consequences for at-risk communities.

July 10, 2014

Ironworker apprentices (L-R) Ian Welshhans, Daniel Truax and Jason Taylor practice their welding skills during a class at the Ironworkers Local 549 training facility in Wheeling, West Virginia (Jason Cohn/Courtesy Reuters). Congress's Job Training Overhaul: A Modest Step in the Right Direction

This is a guest post by Robert Maxim, research associate, competitiveness and foreign policy, for the Council on Foreign Relations studies program. Any bill that receives the support of both Ted Cru…

January 29, 2014

Corporate Governance
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Obama's State of the Union: A Missed Opportunity for Progress

President Obama has been nothing if not a model of consistency in his State of the Union speeches, focusing again and again on the critical need to lift up America’s struggling middle classes. There …