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October 1, 2018

United States
How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid?

With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

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April 12, 2013

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Andrew J. Shapiro

Assistant Secretary Shapiro discusses the integration of diplomacy and defense in meeting national security challenges.

May 5, 2017

Thailand
Thailand Cracks Down Even Harder on the Media

Since the coup in 2014, Thailand’s climate of free speech, already previously threatened by lèse majesté prosecutions and restrictions in online speech, has gotten far chillier. The country has falle…

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May 1, 2017

Russia
Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

April 5, 2017

Intelligence
Getting Intelligence Agencies to Adapt to Life Out of the Shadows

Intelligence agencies love working in the shadows. However, in a post-Snowden world, they will have to get used to working in the spotlight.

Robert Hannigan

March 21, 2017

Asia
What Happens to Congressional Southeast Asia Policy Under a New U.S. Administration?

Unlike many regions of the world, where U.S. foreign policy has in recent decades been dominated by the executive branch, since the end of the Cold War Congress has played a major role in policy towa…

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May 5, 2014

China
China's RMB Fairly Valued, Euro Overvalued, According to Our Geo-Graphics iPad mini Index

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. To what extent does it hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Inde…

China's RMB Fairly Valued, Euro Overvalued, According to Our Geo-Graphics iPad mini Index

November 6, 2013

Trade
What's Behind Obama’s Push to Attract Foreign Businesses?

Last week the Obama administration hosted the first-ever national summit showcasing the United States as an attractive place to do business, part of a newish initiative called SelectUSA. The event wa…

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit in Washington

May 8, 2013

Education
Despite Economy, American Values Hold Strong

There are many remarkable findings in the polling cited by Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock in their new working paper for Renewing America, entitled "Resilient American Values: Optimism in an Era of …

An attendee prays during the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States (Shannon Stapleton/Courtesy Reuters).

June 27, 2013

China
The New Geo-Graphics iPad Mini Index Should Calm Talk of Currency Wars

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  To what extent does it hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Ind…

The New Geo-Graphics iPad Mini Index Should Calm Talk of Currency Wars