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February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

April 1, 2016

Global
Teaching Notes War by Other Means.jpg War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft

Teaching Notes for War by Other Means by CFR Fellow Jennifer M. Harris and Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy Robert D. Blackwill.

March 5, 2009

United States
Power Rules

Read an excerpt of Power Rules. Inspired by Machiavelli's classic The Prince, CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb offers guidelines to the U.S. president in a new book on how to think about and …

January 23, 2007

Grand Strategy
The Iraq War

Text as delivered; no prepared statement Mr. Chairman, Mr. Former Chairman, members of the committee, permit me a moment of reflection. I know well the bipartisan power of this committee. I worked …

July 10, 2012

Trade
Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones at an outsourcing center in Bangalore (Vivek Prakash/Courtesy Reuters). The Washington Post and Outsourcing: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

Outsourcing is a big problem. That’s about the only thing The Washington Post got right in its front page story this morning, “Obama struggles to make headway on outsourcing,” that sadly does much to…

January 26, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Protecting the Global Supply Chain

The White House announced a new strategy to protect the global supply chain of goods that are critical to U.S. national security and economic welfare. Among other things, the plan calls for improving…

August 30, 2011

Immigration and Migration
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann gestures beside Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential debate in Ames (Courtesy Reuters). How the Republican Front-Runners See Latin America

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann gestures beside Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential debate in Ames (Courtesy Reuters). As primary election season gets underway, th…

June 20, 2014

Iraq
A U.S. Playbook For Iraq and Syria

The United States should partner with Iran and Russia in countering Sunni jihadists, the top strategic threat in both Iraq and Syria at the moment, says CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb.

September 8, 2013

United States
No-Ones-World.jpg No One’s World

Teaching Notes on No One’s World by CFR Senior Fellow Charles A. Kupchan.