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June 14, 2018

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War Teaching Notes A Great Place to Have a War

Teaching Notes for A Great Place to Have a War, written by CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick, on the story of the CIA's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.

May 10, 2018

Southeast Asia
Mahathir_5.10.2018 Can Mahathir Mohamad be Malaysia’s First Democratically Elected Prime Minister?

By Thomas Pepinsky On May 9, Malaysian voters delivered a stunning defeat to the incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, “National Front”) regime. Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has been ruled by a …

August 9, 2017

CFR News
Experts in Energy and Climate Change, Russia, and Gender and Human Rights Join CFR

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes three fellows, Amy Myers Jaffe, James Goldgeier, and Caroline Bettinger-López, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program. “The diverse knowledge areas…

March 16, 2017

Human Rights
South Sudan Peacekeepers_RTSYYW5 Preventing Peacekeeper Abuse Through Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Sabrina Karim, …

December 9, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
wole-soyinka Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka “Disengages” from the United States

Wole Soyinka, the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, says he has “torn up” his green card and left the United States to return to Nigeria. Soyinka’s act is in protest against th…

April 1, 2016

Global
Teaching Notes War by Other Means.jpg War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft

Teaching Notes for War by Other Means by CFR Fellow Jennifer M. Harris and Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy Robert D. Blackwill.

April 1, 2016

Global
Teaching Notes State Capitalism.jpg State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

February 12, 2014

Education
The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga ,Tennessee, is shown (Billy Weeks /Courtesy Reuters). Volkswagen's Tennessee Gambit: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Union?

I have long been a strong advocate of foreign investment in the United States, and have argued against discriminatory tax rules, short-sighted security restrictions, or other government measures that…

May 30, 2012

Trade
President Barack Obama discusses the first round of NCLB waivers on February 9, 2012 with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan looking on (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Eight More States Granted NCLB Waivers

The Washington Post reports that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced eight more states received waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. This brings the total number of states …

April 9, 2012

Trade
Stock board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchanging showing rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on November, 30 2011. (Brendan McDermid/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Rising Profits Not Powering Employment Growth

The Wall Street Journal reports that large firms are more profitable and efficient than before the recession, but most of their new jobs and profits are overseas. The analysis of the financial report…