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September 12, 2005

United States
Suzanne Helm Named New VP of Development

Council President Richard N. Haass named Suzanne E. Helm, an administrator with twenty years of experience in not-for-profit fundraising, as vice president of development. “We are thrilled that someo…

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

September 21, 2017

United Nations
Funding the United Nations: What Impact Do U.S. Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs?

Many UN agencies, programs, and missions receive crucial funding from the United States. President Trump’s budget proposal could jeopardize their work.

May 30, 2017

Foreign Aid
French ministers Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to "Women Around the World: This Week," a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering May 20 to May 29, was compiled with suppo…

March 13, 2017

Asia
duterte-5 Duterte and ASEAN

Richard Javad Heydarian is a specialist in Asian geopolitical/economic affairs based in Manila. After upending Asian geopolitics over the past year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte now is set…

January 17, 2017

International Organizations
rtx230yo-x617 Global Agenda: The Roots of Trump’s Trade Rage

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

January 9, 2017

Human Rights
bensouda-congo-icc_rtx2qjkr Trump Should Support the International Criminal Court

With the presidential transition underway, observers have noted with concern President-elect Trump’s hostility toward international institutions. As CFR Senior Fellow Stewart Patrick notes, “[T]here …

January 4, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
the-gambia The looming showdown in the Gambia

This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, an Africa watcher, following politics and economic currents across the continent. He works at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The…

January 5, 2017

International Organizations
rtsj853_b UN Peacekeeping in South Sudan: A Kiwi Comes to Juba

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. This month David Shearer of …

December 1, 2016

United States
CFR Cyber Net Politics James Madison Donald Trump Twitter Reading James Madison in Light of Twitter and Donald Trump

The 2016 election, and its aftermath, has been filled with troubling information about online aspects of American politics. These problems include use of social media to disseminate misinformation an…