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December 27, 2017

United States
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…

American obituaries

October 27, 2017

Immigration and Migration
The Big Lie: Does DHS Really Have to Deport a Ten-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy?

President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nomin…

U.S. Border Patrol Agent/Checkpoint

April 1, 2016

Global
State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

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January 20, 2016

Elections and Voting
Five Foreign Policy Books the Next President Should Read

Inauguration Day is now exactly one year away. In 366 days—2016 is a Leap Year—one of the candidates now barnstorming Iowa and New Hampshire will take the oath of office. Everything will change the m…

Books-Blog-Vancouver

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

January 28, 2014

Iran
Can Negotiations With Iran Succeed?

Broad-based international economic sanctions on Iran have significantly impaired its economy and brought the regime to the negotiating table, but the recently concluded interim nuclear agreement rema…

January 28, 2014

Iran
Can Negotiations With Iran Succeed?

Broad-based international economic sanctions on Iran have significantly impaired its economy and brought the regime to the negotiating table, but the recently concluded interim nuclear agreement rema…

November 8, 2013

Political Transitions
You Might Have Missed: FAA UAV Roadmap, Salaries of Congress, and Blackwater

“Despite Challenges, Africans Are Optimistic about the Future,” Pew Research, November 8, 2013. The world’s two leading powers, the U.S. and China, enjoy mostly positive images in Africa. Both natio…

Pew China v US Favorability

April 11, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Parsing U.S. Immigration Reform

As the Supreme Court prepares to take on Arizona’s controversial immigration law and the Obama administration carries out nationwide sweeps, CFR’s Edward Alden says that comprehensive reform remains …

January 6, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
#Occupy Nigeria

Anger at President Goodluck Jonathan’s elimination of the fuel subsidy appears to have united Nigerians in a way not seen for many years. There have been popular protests in virtually all of Nigeria’…

A member of the Nigerian Bar Association holds up a placard to protest a fuel subsidy removal in Lagos January 5, 2012.