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January 26, 2018

United States
Trump State of the Union Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. The White House has not revealed the details of the speech yet, but it will likely hit m…

June 21, 2017

Intelligence
FBI agents respond to a crime scene. The FBI’s Role in National Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…

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Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Conservation International (CI) cosponsored a day-long symposium on March 20, 2013. The symposium, held in CFR's Washington, DC, office, brought together tw…

October 25, 2017

Russia
Play Russia Don Photo Russia and the West: A Historical Perspective

Panelists discuss the history of Russian foreign policy, and how themes seen through the last century of Russia’s relationship with the West might affect present and future U.S.-Russia relations.

February 12, 2015

Americas
CFR Expert Blake Clayton Proves Oil-Market Anxiety Is Irrational in New Book

Over the last hundred years, many experts have fallen prey to fears that the world’s oil is dwindling and prices are doomed to rise, yet such predictions have repeatedly proven wrong, writes Blake C…

March 11, 2013

Infrastructure
A Cargo ship, Champion Express waits to pass through the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, in Panama City Policy Initiative Spotlight: Teddy’s Big Ditch Grows Deeper

This summer, a billion-dollar project will begin to raise the road deck of the Bayonne Bridge that links Staten Island to Jersey City, and provides access to Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel. The pro…

August 16, 2012

Trade
Passengers board an Amtrak Acela Express train at South Station in Boston (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Amtrak Picks Up Frustrated Flyers

In the past decade, Amtrak has increased its share of travelers between New York and Washington, DC from around 30 to 75 percent (NYT). The launch of its Acela service in 2000 and increased airport s…

December 17, 2012

Americas
Latin America in the Global Economy

A few weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with Antoine van Agtmael and Claudio Loser (and moderated by Theodore Moran) on Latin America and the global economy. The two pan…