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February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.

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…

December 26, 2017

Trade
A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Alto Araguaia, Brazil. Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.

June 9, 2017

United Kingdom
EU and UK flags fly during a pro-EU march in front of the British Parliament in London. What Brexit Means

Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.

April 13, 2017

China
Great-Wall-opening Hollywood and China’s Unequal Affair

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the first post in his three-part series on the relationship between Hollyw…

April 5, 2017

Intelligence
Robert Hannigan Getting Intelligence Agencies to Adapt to Life Out of the Shadows

Intelligence agencies love working in the shadows. However, in a post-Snowden world, they will have to get used to working in the spotlight.

April 30, 2014

India
IndiaVotes Thanks, John Oliver! Why India Isn’t a Big Focus for U.S. Television

This post is part of a series on the Indian elections. In the grand tradition of Jon Stewart, the British comedian John Oliver has skewered American television’s priorities in his new show, Last Wee…

January 22, 2018

Russia
Play US and Russia flags Digital Discord: The View From Russia

A panel of Russian independent journalists and founders of digital media startups will provide their perspective on U.S. coverage of the discord between the two countries, and discuss how it relates …

October 2, 2016

Israel
Prince Charles and Israeli Funerals

Prince Charles attended the funeral of Shimon Peres last week, in Jerusalem. This was not his first visit: he also attended the Yitzhak Rabin funeral in 1995. In the 21 years since then he has vis…

November 30, 2016

China
xi-g20-speech Managing U.S.-China Relations in Uncertain Times

The electoral victory of Mr. Donald Trump has placed U.S.-China relations in a dicey situation. While ordinary Chinese—most of whom dreaded a Hillary Clinton presidency—were delighted that their wish…