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November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011. ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.

January 22, 2007

Afghanistan
U.S. Will Press Broad NATO ‘Offensive’ in Afghanistan

A top U.S. State Department official says Washington wants the alliance to beat back the Taliban’s resurgence.

January 23, 2018

Russia
Play Joe Biden CFR Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden

Coauthors Joe Biden and Michael Carpenter discuss the article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies,” which appears in the January/February issue of Foreign Affair…

June 14, 2012

Trade
An Australian liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier, with four cyrogenic storage tanks that hold LNG, sails off the coast of Western Australia (Handout/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: A Strategy for U.S. Natural Gas Exports

In a new paper published by the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, CFR Senior Fellow Michael A. Levi assesses the costs and benefits of natural gas exports, and recommends allowing exports wit…

May 7, 2012

Trade
A woman walking near a J.P. Morgan sign welcoming Facebook's management team in preparation of its IPO. (Lee Celano/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Founders Move to Preserve Control After IPO

Bloomberg discusses a growing trend in Silicon Valley, in which founders use dual-class stock structures to preserve their control after an initial public offering (IPO). Google’s 2004 IPO issued two…

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Arthur Ross Book Award

CFR's annual Arthur Ross Book Award recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize, endowed by the late Arthur Ross in 2001, is for nonfiction works from the past year that merit special attention.

May 18, 2016

Global
International Cooperation in 2015 Deserves a B Grade, Say Global Think Tank Leaders

A new Report Card on International Cooperation from the Council of Councils finds that multilateral action on most of the critical transnational threats has shown progress, but is still inadequate in…

July 22, 2014

Politics and Government
Jokowi-Indonesia-President Hello, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo: President of Indonesia

Sometimes sure things turn out not to be so sure. Just ask Joko Widodo, who is better known to his fellow Indonesians as “Jokowi.” At the start of 2014 he was expected to win Indonesia’s presidential…