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July 3, 2013

Politics and Government
RTX10ND9 Fake It Till You Make It: How Sham Elections Can Further Democracy

This month, Iranian voters elected Hassan Rouhani president. In April, Venezuelans also voted in a presidential election, choosing Nicolas Maduro to succeed longtime leader Hugo Chávez, who died earl…

March 8, 2017

Russia
Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to servicemen during a training exercise at the Donguz testing range in Orenburg region, Russia, September 19, 2015 A New U.S. Strategy for Russia? A Conversation with Kimberly Marten

While policymakers continued to struggle with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election, I sat down with Professor Kimberly Marten to talk about how the Trump administration can effecti…

March 1, 2018

Trade
A worker checks steel wires at a warehouse in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. Donald Trump, Steel Tariffs, and the Costs of Chaos

Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum is the most significant set of U.S. import restrictions in nearly half a century. It will have huge consequences for the global trading…

March 6, 2017

Russia
Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Kimberly Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions through clear words and actions based in international law.

January 17, 2018

U.S. Congress
Royce-Africa-Powell-Congress Ed Royce, Champion of Africa in the U.S. House, Will not Run for Reelection

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…

December 7, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: Has the Kimberly Process Lost Its Sparkle? Guest Post: Has the Kimberly Process Lost Its Sparkle?

A worker at the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company displays a rough diamond in the capital Gaborone, August 26, 2004. (Juda Ngwenya/Courtesy Reuters) My colleague, Kaysie Brown, is the interim deputy …

November 3, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The American flag flies over the New York Stock Exchange U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

President Trump has vowed to pass corporate tax reform in 2017, but Congress must still navigate complex negotiations over how to reduce rates and subsidies, as well as whether to tax profits made ab…

July 5, 2017

Egypt
EgyptTiranSanafirKhaledAli Egypt’s Leader Faces a Crisis of His Own Making—One That Reveals His Nation’s Dangerous Weakness

Two obscure islands that many Egyptians didn't even know about suddenly threaten President Sisi's regime.

May 1, 2017

Russia
National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

April 14, 2017

Great Hall Net Politics Cyber CFR Adam Segal Xi Jingping Cyber Week in Review: April 14, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. The party would like to know when your data leaves the country. The Chinese government has dr…