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October 13, 2017

United States
navy birthday Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 242 years-old today. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike…

February 7, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
Ian Dudley/Reuters U.S. Nuclear Weapons Modernization

U.S. strategic and tactical nuclear weapons on land, in the air, and at sea, will undergo costly and extensive modernization in the coming years.

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries 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…

November 29, 2017

United States
US-Debt-BGR-Header-2-1160x630.jpg Trump and the National Debt

The U.S. national debt now exceeds $14 trillion, prompting calls for tax reform and spending cuts as President Trump works with Congress on budget plans. 

November 3, 2017

Kenya
Thomas Mukoya/Reuters What Went Wrong With Kenya’s Elections?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s impasse over the 2017 election has cast a shadow on Kenya’s future.

September 28, 2017

North Korea
Dealing with North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles: A Brief Look Dealing With North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles: A Brief Look

This post is co-authored by Sungtae "Jacky" Park, research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  A version of this post is set to appear in Airpress. North Korea’s i…

September 26, 2017

Chad
Chad-Travel-Ban-Counterterrorism-N'djamena Counterterrorism Partner Chad Included in New Travel Ban

President Donald Trump’s new order banning most travel to the United States applies to seven states—Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and, for some reason, Chad. To include Chad on tha…

May 31, 2016

Global
Play RTR45OQQ_EC.jpg A Conversation with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus discusses the Navy’s commitment to renewable energy, efforts to decrease the its reliance on fossil fuels, and his strategy to achieve energy security while maintaining the Navy’s global pr…

August 29, 2017

North Korean Nuclear Program
U.S. Navy Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam From North Korea?

Attempts by the United States and Japan to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles headed toward Guam could fail and undermine the credibility of missile defense.

June 19, 2017

Global
TWNW Reading What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…