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February 2, 2018

Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…

August 28, 2017

Egypt
EgyptNasser The Tragic Tale of Egypt’s Decline: Is It Also the Story of America’s Future?

Once a diverse, cosmopolitan society, Egypt has descended into corruption, inequality, and bigotry. Sound familiar?

May 11, 2018

Economics
Play A woman welds a table at Xuan Hoa furniture factory in Xuan Hoa town World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends.

May 1, 2017

Russia
National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

April 5, 2018

Donald Trump
Play Foreign Affairs Issue Launch: Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World Foreign Affairs Issue Launch: Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the March/April 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Sarah Margon and Jake Sullivan. 

February 1, 2013

China
A lab manager at Activation laboratories prepares samples of mines to check ore grades of minerals in Nuuk, Greenland, on October 15, 2012. Paula Briscoe: Greenland—China’s Foothold in Europe?

Paula Briscoe is the National Intelligence Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. China’s current and planned investments in Greenland raise concerns, not only about Chinese access to more of t…

May 24, 2016

Trade
Jeff Immelt Reuters Jeff Immelt of GE Gives The Most Important Foreign Policy Speech of the Year

The most important foreign policy speech of the year so far was delivered not by any of the presidential candidates, nor by any of their advisors, nor by President Obama or his officials. It was give…

February 13, 2018

Russia
Play CSR Russia Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow's Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge

In the Council Special Report Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow’s Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge, Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon argue that the …

October 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
buhari-indiscipline Nigeria’s War Against Indiscipline

In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari said “The long-cherished and time honored, time-tested virtues of honesty, integrity, hard work, punctuality, good neighborliness, abhorrence of corruption and pat…

November 21, 2005

Elections and Voting
Stern: New German ‘Grand Coalition’ Government a Major, Positive Achievement

Fritz Stern, a leading historian on Germany, says the coming to power in Germany of a so-called Grand Coalition between the rival Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD), i…