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March 3, 2014

United States
Obama the Realist?

In the current issue of Politico, Fred Kaplan argues that President Obama is the consummate realist in foreign policy.  Politico asked me to comment, and my response can be found here, entitled "Obam…

September 12, 2017

Play World Economic Update World Economic Update

Experts discuss trends in the global economy. 

October 3, 2007

Elections and Voting
Weinbaum: On Eve of Reelection Musharraf Has Bought Some Time

Marvin G. Weinbaum, a veteran analyst on Pakistan and Afghanistan, says Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has won time for himself by agreeing to resign as army chief, but could still face a majo…

June 19, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Syria and the 700 Sorties

Yesterday the columnist Jeffrey Goldberg reported that Secretary of State Kerry argued, inside the Obama administration, for air strikes on Syrian regime air bases, especially those from which chemic…

September 9, 2011

United States
Gates and Netanyahu

While I’ve been out of the country a small tempest has, I see, developed about former Secretary of Defense Gates’s views of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Jeffrey Goldberg reported this: Senior adminis…

May 17, 2011

Should U.S. Continue Aid to Pakistan?

Osama bin Laden’s death has raised pointed questions over the legitimacy of Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts and the viability of its relationship with the United States. Four experts discuss whet…

March 21, 2017

Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

January 9, 2017

Play RTX2RK2E_EC.jpg 'A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order'

CFR President Richard Haass will discuss A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order with David Remnick of the New Yorker.

September 13, 2016

Play RTX1RI4F_EC.jpg What College-Aged Students Know (and Don't Know) About the World

Experts discuss a survey that examines how college-aged students think about--and how much they know about--foreign policy, international relations, and geography.