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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…

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…

October 22, 2015

Global
The Gaps in Global Internet Governance Are Growing, According to New CFR Interactive

With over 40 percent of the world’s population now online, the Internet has revolutionized the way the world communicates. But with fast evolving technology, a proliferation of actors with access to …

June 4, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
New CFR InfoGuide Explores Emergence of the Kurds

As Kurds strive for a greater role in Turkey and continue to resist the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has released a new interactive guide ex…

May 11, 2015

Global
In New Report Card, Heads of Global Think Tanks Give Poor Grades to International Efforts to Tackle Pressing Problems

As countries around the world struggle to combat major global challenges from terrorism to climate change, a Council of Councils Report Card on International Cooperation finds that multilateral actio…

January 22, 2015

Afghanistan
New CFR InfoGuide Explores the Two Talibans

A new interactive, "InfoGuide: The Taliban," examines the two Talibans, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the consequences for the region.