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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…

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. 

August 13, 2014

Israel
UN Quiz: Who’s the Prime Minister of Israel?

Despite the criticism of the UN’s Goldstone Report, including by Goldstone himself, the UN seems determined to do it again. Goldstone investigated "Operation Cast Lead," the war between Israel and H…

December 18, 2013

United States
The Need to Fire Falk

The Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories of the United Nations Human Rights Council is an extremist named Richard Falk. Falk is an embarrassment to the Council and the UN whose only acti…

December 10, 2013

United States
Israel’s Three UN Allies

Just over a week ago the UN General Assembly voted to call 2014 the  ”International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” The vote was 100 for to 7 against, with 56 abstentions.  This is a…

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…

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 …