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May 15, 2017

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO_6.jpg The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Russian aggression in Ukraine has breathed new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, prompting allies to reinforce defenses in Eastern Europe and expand cooperation with nonmembers.

March 5, 2015

Nigeria
Newspapers are displayed at a vendor's stand along a road in the Obalende district of Nigerian commercial capital Lagos. Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram has evolved from a local insurgency to a brutal militant group that the United States has designated a terrorist organization.

August 25, 2014

Ukraine
Anti-government protesters at a barricade in Kiev, January 25, 2014. Ukraine in Crisis

The crisis has spiraled into conflict that has killed thousands and continues to feed tensions between Russia and Western powers over Moscow’s support for separatists.

May 19, 2015

United States
Intel Senior Officials Is U.S. Foreign Policy Making Americans Less Safe?

Senior U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials increasingly warn of the threat of “lone wolf” individuals attempting terror attacks within the United States. These potential perpetrators are…

March 4, 2015

United States
Play Nye_Homepage_1.jpg Charting the Next American Century

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph S. Nye and Author Peter Zeihan discuss the future of U.S. power and global influence with Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer.

March 4, 2015

United States
The Future of American Power and Influence

Experts discuss the role of the United States in a changing global power structure.

August 28, 2014

Regional Organizations
NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during an interview at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on August 11, 2014. NATO: Suddenly Relevant, Deeply Divided

Coauthored with Daniel Chardell, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. When Western leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales next week, they will be …

August 28, 2014

Ukraine
NATO’s Brave New World

With crises brewing in Ukraine and the Middle East, the transatlantic alliance must develop new capabilities to address the rising threat of unconventional warfare, says CFR’s Janine Davidson.

August 12, 2014

United States
Rasmussen on Ukraine 8-11-14 Guest Post: A Cold Warrior’s Foreign Policy Advice for Obama

Harry Oppenheimer is a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. The conviction of John Foster Dulles—Secretary of State under Eisenhower in the 1950s, shaper of …

March 28, 2014

Defense and Security
U.S. secretary of state John Kerry attends a NATO foreign ministers meeting in December. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week: NATO Foreign Ministers Meet in Brussels, EU Discusses Chronic Diseases, and Syria Ships Out More Chemical Weapons

The World Next Week podcast is up. Stewart Patrick filled in for Bob McMahon this week. Stewart and I discussed NATO’s upcoming foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, the first European Union Chronic…