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February 13, 2018

United States
The Marshall Plan, Central to Europe’s Recovery and the Emergence of the Cold War, Holds Lessons for Present Tensions Wi

February 13, 2018—The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Bringing to bear …

December 18, 2017

China
Turnbull_Li_3.24.2017 For Clues on How to Address China’s Growing Political Influence Strategies, Look to Australia

Part of a Series of China’s Growing Influence Within Democratic Societies In a relatively short period of time, international media attention—and attention by policymakers—has focused on Beijing’s…

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…

January 3, 2013

Rule of Law
landesa_west_bengal_emerging_voices_property_rights Emerging Voices: Amanda Richardson on Land Rights for Women

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Amanda Richardson, an attorn…

November 26, 2016

Cuba
On the Death of Fidel Castro

On the death of Fidel Castro my thoughts today turned immediately to Huber Matos, who sadly did not live to see this day. Matos was a true hero of the Cuban Revolution--and was therefore imprisone…

Present

The Future of the Kurds

Over the last two decades, developments in the Middle East have helped transform the Kurds’ struggle for greater recognition and even self-determination from a country-specific issue to a regional an…

November 2, 2017

Defense and Security
Podcast Female Special Task Force (STF), Sri Lanka Measuring Progress on Women's Inclusion, Justice, and Security

In the aftermath of the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, Ambassador Aas and Dr. Klugman join us for a discussion about the first ever global index bridging both women’s inclusio…

July 9, 2012

Infrastructure
Linemen work to try to restore power to a neighborhood in Falls Church, Virginia on July 3, 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters). Who’s to Blame for the Power Outages?

There’s nothing like six days without electricity in the middle of a record heat wave to leave one with the feeling that somebody must be doing something wrong. I shouldn’t really complain too much. …

March 19, 2012

Cuba
Cuba: Another View

The views of my CFR colleague Julia Sweig on Cuba appear in an interview posted on our web site here under the title “The Frozen US-Cuba Relationship.” Ms. Sweig sees massive changes occurring in Cu…

September 17, 2011

Cuba
American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal attend the first session of their trial at the revolutionary court in Tehran February 6, 2011. Hostages: Two Down, One to Go

American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal attend the first session of their trial at the revolutionary court in Tehran February 6, 2011. (Hew/Courtesy Reuters) The announcement that the two Am…