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December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

October 27, 2017

Democratization
A woman carrying her child casts her vote during general elections in the district of Poroy in Cuzco, April 10, 2016. Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

I was recently featured on a panel with Katie Simmons and Ken Wollack, moderated by Bruce Stokes, that discussed global public opinion toward democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and t…

June 19, 2017

Global
TWNW Reading What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…

January 13, 2012

North Korea
Leadership Transition in North Korea

On December 17, 2011, Kim Jong-il's seventeen-year rule came to an end as he reportedly succumbed to a heart attack. Nearly fifty hours after the event, the North Korean propaganda apparatus sprang i…

February 16, 2018

Russia
Play Adam B. Schiff The Russia Probe and U.S. National Security: A Conversation With U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) discusses the national security implications of Russia's U.S. election interference, and the security concerns associated with North Korea and withdrawing from the Joint Compreh…

November 30, 2017

Space
Play Who Owns Space Who Owns Space? Commercial Activity Beyond Earth

Panelists discuss the robust and competitive commercial space sector, including the current legal framework governing territorial claims in space and what steps should be taken to ensure that human a…

November 17, 2014

Infrastructure
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the premiere of Netflix's television series "House of Cards" at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York City (Stephen Chernin/Courtesy Reuters). Dumb Government and Smart Government

There were two stories in the paper over the weekend – both of them local to the Washington, DC area – that perfectly captured the difference between smart government spending and dumb government spe…

October 26, 2017

Democratization
Play UN Flags Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

Panelists discuss global public opinion towards democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and the implications for the future of democracy and U.S. foreign policy.

May 28, 2015

Israel
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Question of Hamas, Gaza, and Israel

Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel.  It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…

November 1, 2015

Global
Zenko Red Team MC.jpg Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy

Teaching Notes for Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy by CFR Senior Fellow Micah Zenko.