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February 13, 2018

United States
The Marshall Plan Holds Lessons for Present Tensions With Russia, Benn Steil Writes in New Book

February 13, 2018—The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Bringing to bear new …

The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil

February 13, 2018

United States
Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” write…

FA MA 2018 Cover

January 17, 2018

Human Rights
More Than 40 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, Shows New CFR InfoGuide

January 17, 2018—Slavery is universally prohibited by national and international laws, but more than 40 million people continue to be enslaved worldwide. Fueled by a population boom and extreme pover…

modern slavery infoguide

December 13, 2016

Global
CFR Survey Ranks Russia-NATO Confrontation and North Korea Crisis Among Top Potential Conflicts in 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

April 25, 2013

Global Governance
CFR Report Card Gives Poor Grades to Efforts to Address Major Global Challenges

The international community and the United States fare poorly on most of six major global challenges, according to the new Global Governance Report Card by CFR’s International Institutions and Global…

October 3, 2012

Global
CFR Wins Third Emmy for Interactive Crisis Guide Series

CFR’s "Crisis Guide: Iran" won an Emmy Award in the category of "New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage." This is the third Emmy Award for the series.

March 19, 2012

United States
Ailing Public Education System Jeopardizes U.S. National Security, CFR Task Force Argues

The United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds a new Co…

February 23, 2012

Human Rights
CFR Interactive Evaluates Efforts to Protect Human Rights Worldwide

CFR’s International Institutions and Global Governance program has launched a new multimedia resource that tracks progress on the protection of human rights around the world.

December 16, 2015

United States
CFR Web Hub Offers Nonpartisan Resources on 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Foreign Policy Views

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched Campaign 2016: The Candidates and the World, an interactive hub offering nonpartisan analysis of the candidates’ foreign policy positions.

December 14, 2015

Global
CFR Survey Ranks Syria’s Civil War Top Priority in 2016

Preventing further intensification of Syria’s civil war should be the top priority for U.S. policymakers in 2016, according to leading experts who took part in the Council on Foreign Relations’ eight…