September 18, 2018United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
April 19, 2018Global Governance
Tamar Gutner and Stewart M. Patrick discuss the current state of global governance and the Trump administration's approach to international organizations and multilateralism, with James M. Lindsay, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.
September 1, 2016United States
The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …
June 22, 2017United States
Senator John Cornyn discusses the challenge facing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) membership list of over 5,000 of some of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals. The membership is divided almost equally among those living in New York, Washington, DC, and across the country and abroad.
January 5, 2017United States
Experts discuss potential reforms to the National Security Council.
June 22, 2016Global
Experts discuss the latest developments in synthetic biology and biotechnology, and their implications for U.S. national security over the next decade.
January 20, 2016Elections and Voting
Inauguration Day is now exactly one year away. In 366 days—2016 is a Leap Year—one of the candidates now barnstorming Iowa and New Hampshire will take the oath of office. Everything will change the m…