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May 25, 2018

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Reagan and Gorbachev shake hands after their talks in Reykjavik. Singapore and Reykjavik: The Perils of Summitry

The 1986 meeting in Iceland between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was like none other. It offers helpful context for a potential U.S.-North Korea arms control summi…

May 7, 2018

Political History and Theory
Marshall Plan Teaching Notes The Marshall Plan

Teaching Notes for The Marshall Plan, written by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil

December 24, 2013

Human Rights
What’s Next for Mikhail Khodorkovsky?

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, just pardoned after ten years in prison, is unlikely to challenge Putin at the ballot box, but don’t rule out a role for him in Russia’s political opposition, …

February 21, 2018

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Reuters The Uncertain Future of the INF Treaty

Backgrounder examines the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which may now be imperiled by mutual suspicion between Russia and the United States.

October 6, 2014

Russia
Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Open Russia and Building Civil Society

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of Open Russia, joins CFR Fellow Stephen Sestanovich to discuss building and strengthening civil society in Russia.

October 6, 2014

Russia
Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Open Russia and Building Civil Society

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of Open Russia, joins CFR Fellow Stephen Sestanovich to discuss building and strengthening civil society in Russia.

December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

November 18, 2017

Zimbabwe
Mugabe and Mubarak

Robert Mugabe is finally falling from power, after 37 years of vicious dictatorship that ruined his country. Why now? Was it the destruction of the economy? Jailing too many opponents? Too much in…

January 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Freedom in the World 2011 Freedom in the World 2011

Tunisians shout slogans as they demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis on January 14, 2011 (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Freedom in the world is declining. Given Hillar…

April 13, 2017

Russia
Play RTX2SBUC_EC.jpg Russian Foreign Policy

Experts review Russia’s strategic objectives and foreign policy with Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.