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November 2, 2018

United States
Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

November 2, 2018—Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second…

June 14, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
What Kind of World are We Living In?

“Life today seems like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying something,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs. It seems as i…

Foreign Affairs July August 2018 Cover

February 14, 2014

United States
Pushback Against U.S. Retrenchment Still Ahead, Argues Stephen Sestanovich in New Book

The Obama administration’s search for a less costly, more "sustainable" foreign policy recalls previous presidents who wound down major wars, according to Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior…

April 26, 2017

United States
Foreign Policy in the First Hundred Days of Trump

As President Donald J. Trump approaches his hundredth day in office, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the new administration’s foreign policy…

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a directive ordering an investigation into the impact of foreign steel on the American economy after signing it.

March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task For…

February 2, 2006

United States
Defense Expert Stephen Biddle Joins the Council to Study U.S. National Security and Strategy

February 2, 2006 —Stephen D. Biddle, associate professor and Elihu Root chair of military studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), has joined the Council as senior fell…

January 30, 2007

United States
Building National Resiliency at Home as Important as Combating Terrorism Abroad, Argues Stephen Flynn in New Book

The consequences of a 9/11-scale terrorist attack or a major natural disaster can be minimized if “America makes building national resiliency from within as important a public policy imperative as co…

March 9, 2006

Defense and Security
Council Senior Fellow Stephen Biddle’s Military Power Awarded Prize for Best Book on National Security Studies

March 10, 2006--Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle (Princeton University Press, 2004), by Senior Fellow Stephen Biddle, was awarded the Huntington Prize on March 9 at the …

July 20, 2004

United States
U.S. Still Dangerously Unprepared for Catastrophic Terrorist Attack, Warns Council Fellow Stephen Flynn in New Book, America the Vulnerable

Nearly three years have passed since September 11, and despite new security measures, the United States is still dangerously unprepared to prevent or respond to another catastrophic attack on America…

March 3, 2006

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations Headed in Wrong Direction, Concludes Council Task Force Chaired by Edwards and Kemp

Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, “U.S.-Russia relations are clearly headed in the wrong direction,” finds an Independent Task Force on U.S. policy toward Russia sponsored by the …