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January 2, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars Teaching Notes The Sovereignty Wars

Teaching Notes for The Sovereignty Wars written by CFR Senior Fellow and Director Stewart M. Patrick.

June 7, 2017

State and Local Governments
Then Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina at an interactive session with entrepreneurs organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Chandigarh on November 14, 2014. Gearing Up the State Department for the Era of State- and City-Level Diplomacy

It might have been former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s November 2011 trade delegation to India that first caught my attention. Former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire led another in 2012.   …

December 2, 2016

Global
annivesaries-photos-min Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl…

December 5, 2010

Climate Change
What do Julian Assange and (Some) Climate Activists Have in Common?

Answer: Both don’t seem to understand that effective diplomacy requires some secrecy. Here’s what I mean. Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks, seems to think that indiscriminately publishing hundreds …

October 21, 2016

CFR Cyber Net Politics Fail Whale Cyber Week in Review: October 21, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Is it down for everyone or just me? There were a number of web-related outages this week. Fir…

November 14, 2017

Economics
Play Swensen A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

June 26, 2013

United States
Life in Putinland

As we watch the Snowden (NSA leaker) episode unfold in Moscow, it is worth recalling the backdrop to Vladimir Putin’s defense of the rule of law in Russia. Yesterday Putin told the media that Snowde…

August 31, 2009

Capital Flows
CrossSection2.0 Treasuries vs. GSEs

This chart shows the yearly change in purchases of securities backed by U.S. government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and in securities issued by the U.S. Treasury. In late 2008 and early 2009, U.S…

October 13, 2008

Europe and Eurasia
Iceland in Crisis Iceland in Crisis

The U.S. has left Russia to bail out Iceland with a $5.5 billion loan, even though the U.S. economy is over 11 times the size of Russia's. Is Iceland really of no strategic interest, despite specul…

April 13, 2017

Russia
Play RTX32PE0_EC.jpg Russia Today

Experts discuss the significant economic, political, demographic, and military trends in Russia today.