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March 11, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Is Obama “Dithering” on Libya?

Anti-Qaddafi protesters attend Friday prayers today in Benghazi. (Suhaib Salem/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Is President Obama dithering on Libya? The president’s critics certainly think so and…

Anti-Qaddafi protesters attend Friday prayers in Benghazi

June 3, 2015

International Perspectives on Regulating Military Cyber Activity

Ashley Deeks is an associate professor at the University of Virginia Law School. She formerly served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser and was an international affairs fellow at t…

NATO CCDCOE Net Politics CFR Cyber

May 29, 2015

United States
You Might Have Missed: Assassination Plots, Drone Strikes, and Women Special Operators

Memorandum From the President’s Counselor (Marsh) to President Ford, Foreign Relations of the United States 1917-1972, Volume XXXVIII, Part 2, Document 55, U.S. Department of State Office of the Hist…

Female Soldier Afghanistan

May 1, 2015

China’s Secret Plan to Supplant the United States

We are entering the season of presidential primary politics, and many of the candidates—or at least their advisors—might benefit from a fresh look at the current crop of foreign policy books. China s…

Members of People's Liberation Army (PLA) coastal defence force shout as they practise during a drill to mark the upcoming 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province July 29, 2014. The PLA Army Day falls on August 1 every year. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported on Friday. Picture taken July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringe

May 20, 2015

The Debate on U.S.-China Relations: Make Room, Make Way, or Make Hay

The Asia security field is a crowded one these days, and that is a good thing. The region is confronting a number of destabilizing threats: disputes over islands in the South and East China Seas, wea…

A U.S. Navy servicemen listens to a walkie-talkie in front of a Chinese national flag onboard U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington during its port call in the Hong Kong waters June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS MARITIME)

April 20, 2016

Wars and Conflict
What’s Next for Women in the Armed Forces?

On December 3, 2015 the Pentagon made history by announcing that all positions in the U.S. military—including combat roles—would open to women. This Friday, I’ll join Juliet Beyler, Principal Directo…


July 11, 2016

Can Europe Declare Fiscal Victory and Go Home?

Rules are rules and all. But the application of poorly conceived rules is still a problem. Especially in the face of a negative external shock. The eurozone’s fiscal policy is, more or less, th…

September 18, 2015

Prospects for a U.S.-South Korea-India Triangle?

Yonsei University Professor Chung Min Lee has described prospects for relations between South Korea and India as historically hampered by “geographic distance” and “mutual disinterest.” India was Sou…

India South Korea

June 6, 2016

India, Global Governance, and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

On the eve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Washington for a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama, the New York Times published an editorial that weighed in on a subject certain…


September 7, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: Film and Development in Rwanda

This is a guest post by Ann-Elise Francis, special assistant to the vice president in CFR’s Meetings and Membership department, and Ashley Harden, research associate in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy…