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March 28, 2018

International Law
U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton speaks at the UN headquarters in New York on November 11, 2006. The International Criminal Court and the Trump Administration

With John Bolton as national security advisor, both the United States and the International Criminal Court should take steps to avoid a collision. 

January 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
Library Report Watch Vol. V: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: Iran's cyber threat, integrating AI into foreign policy, and the benefits of multistakeholder governance.

May 1, 2017

France
MarineLePen05012017 How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

Marine Le Pen's neofascist movement was fueled by lingering resentment over a military humiliation. Maybe ours too.

December 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

November 14, 2016

Health
rtsfhme Who is the Likely Forerunner in the WHO Director-General Election?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and his research associate Gabriella Meltzer. With the generous sup…

November 3, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
The ECB Fails to Stress Banks Over the One Critical Variable It Controls: Inflation The ECB Fails to Stress Banks Over the One Critical Variable It Controls: Inflation

Relentlessly falling inflation is bad news for Eurozone banks.  It increases the real (inflation-adjusted) value of borrower debt and the real cost of servicing that debt.  It causes loan defaults…

November 8, 2011

Israel
Obama Joins the Chorus Obama Joins the Chorus

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama attend a Franco-American ceremony at City Hall in Cannes, November 4, 2011, at the end of the second day of G20 Summit. (Co…

January 24, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Palestine Papers--First Look The Palestine Papers--First Look

Palestinian President Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Olmert arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to meet with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy on July 13, 2008 (Philippe Wojazer/Courtesy Reut…

July 9, 2015

Eurozone
Workers repair the euro sign in front of ECB headquarters The Role of the European Central Bank

As Europe continues to weather economic stagnation and a succession of debt crises, the European Central Bank has responded with an aggressive set of monetary policies that have redefined the bank’s …

January 21, 2015

Global
Falling Oil Prices, Europe's Quantitative Easing, Nervous Markets: The Global Economy at the Start of 2015

Nomura Securities' Lewis Alexander, LSE's Philippe Legrain, and CFR's Michael A. Levi, join CFR's Sebastian Mallaby, to discuss the global economy in 2015. The panel discusses oil prices, quantitativ…