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April 23, 2024

Defense and Security
Challenges Facing the U.S. Military, With John Barrientos and Kristen Thompson

John Barrientos, a captain in the U.S. Navy and a visiting military fellow at CFR, and Kristen Thompson, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a visiting military fellow at CFR, sit down with James M. …

Podcast The Joint Service Color Guard walks the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle, Washington, on July 30, 2016.

March 5, 2024

What It Takes to Fly the F-16: Challenges for Ukraine

The advanced U.S. fighter aircraft will mark a significant upgrade to Ukraine’s air force, but their impact on the war with Russia will hinge on several factors.

A U.S.-made F-16 aircraft takes off from Bodø airport, Norway.

January 16, 2024

How the Drone War in Ukraine Is Transforming Conflict

Drone technology has been used extensively in twenty-first-century armed conflict, but the Russia-Ukraine war is driving innovations in autonomous warfare not seen on other battlefields.  

A man in camo releases a drone into the sky.

March 11, 2024

Climate Change
A Conversation With Amy Pope

Amy Pope discusses her work as director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN role in addressing climate mobility, legal frameworks for migration, and the present …

Play Amy Pope, the new Director General of the International Organization of Migration sitting against the backdrop of United Nations logo.

January 23, 2023

United States
Young Professionals Briefing: The State of the U.S. Armed Forces in 2023

CFR’s Military Fellows discuss the state of the U.S. armed forces, including defense priorities for 2023, U.S. deterrence in the face of escalating geopolitical tensions, military recruitment and ret…

Play US paratroopers marching in line on tarmac

November 10, 2022

Defense and Security
Happy 247th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps marks 247 years of service. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony T. Ruiz on a training exercise

September 18, 2023

United States
Happy 76th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

The United States Air Force marks seventy-six years of service.

Air Force 2023

December 20, 2023

United States
Happy 4th Birthday to the U.S. Space Force!

The newest branch of the U.S. military marks its fourth year of service. 

Space Force