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November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …

December 2, 2011

Elections and Voting
Ron Paul at a recent Republican debate in Florida. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) 2012 Campaign Roundup: No Invitation for Ron Paul

Ron Paul at a recent Republican debate in Florida. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) The Republican Jewish Coalition  (RJC) is hosting a forum for the GOP presidential candidates on December 7. Miche…

April 26, 2011

Politics and Government
Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Campaign 2012: Hello Ron Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The third time is the charm. That’s at least what Ron Paul hopes. An unsuccessful…

July 30, 2017

Israel
The Next Israel-Hezbollah Conflict

During the Obama years, concerns about Israel’s security situation focused on the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Today, the focus is changing: to the growing Iranian military presence in Syria, the…

November 28, 2011

Elections and Voting
U.S. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference at The Venetian hotel-casino in Nevada October 19, 2011. Picture taken October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) Campaign 2012 Roundup: Is Foreign Policy a Problem for Ron Paul?

Ron Paul speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference  on October 19, 2011. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters) A common trope so far in campaign 2012 is the argument that Republicans have…

June 9, 2017

Asia
Hua-Chunying Chinese Activists, THAAD Halt, SoftBank’s Robots, and More

Rachel Brown, Ashley Feng, Douglas Mo, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China brushes off U.S. pressure over detained activists. On May 31, New York-based NGO China…

May 31, 2017

Energy and Environment
President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on "energy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the EPA How to Save Mission Innovation

Today officials are reporting President Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. I’ve argued before that that would be an inexcusable foreign policy blunder…

May 5, 2017

Media
Calvin Sims and Mira Patel at the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs’ keynote panel. Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Last week, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted the fifth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Caree…

November 21, 2002

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Ron Asmus Gives Insider’s Account of How the Clinton Administration Shaped the Alliance for a New Era

New York, November 15, 2002 - How and why did NATO, a Cold War military alliance created in 1949 to counter Stalin’s USSR, become the cornerstone of a new security order for post-Cold War Europe? Why…

April 12, 2018

Iran
Play The Iran Fault Line The Iran Fault Line

Panelists address Iran's influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran's efforts.