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March 22, 2012

Radicalization and Extremism
SAVE Supporting Document: Becoming a Former

Introduction Google Ideas is the "think/do" tank of Google Inc. We explore issues of social and political complexity where the role of technology—specifically, the Internet and mobile communicatio…

August 13, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Real-Life Heroism

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films inspired by actual heroes. 

Three movie posters: "Black Hawk Down" (man sits with a gun); "Gary Cooper Sergeant York" (man in helmet crouches with a gun); "Beneath Hill 60" (a woman and two men look out above the photo of a group of men in mining gear).

June 18, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With James M. Lindsay

Please join James M. Lindsay for CFR's inaugural Master Class Series virtual meeting.  This first meeting will focus on the role of Congress in shaping U.S. foreign policy, relationships with other c…

Play Tourist, dressed in black, stands in front of U.S. Capitol building.

October 16, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: What to Do About Afghanistan?

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: how Donald Trump and Joe Biden say the United States should deal with Afghanistan

Soldiers

October 7, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Losing the Long Game

An insider’s perspective on why U.S. policymakers repeatedly underestimate the costs and consequences of intervention to both the United States and the people of the Middle East.

Losing the Long Game by Phil Gordon

December 4, 2020

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: The Looming Iran Crisis

Each Friday, I look at what is happening in President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition to the White House. This week: Iran will likely provide an early test for Biden and his national security team.

The Iranian flag flies in front of a nuclear power plant.

June 10, 2015

South Korea
Middle-Power Korea

Overview South Korea can best influence the global agenda by committing sufficient resources to sustainable development, financial stability, nuclear governance, and green growth, argues Scott A. …

Middle-Power Korea cover

November 3, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, and Drones

Editorial Board, “Pulling the U.S. Drone War Out of the Shadows,” Washington Post, November 1, 2012. (3PA: It’s a positive step that ten years after drones were first used for targeted killings outs…

Predator Bagram

December 9, 2020

Ireland
Arthur Ross Book Award: “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland”

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Patrick Radden Keefe, George Packer, and William Dalrymple. The program will include an award ceremony and a conversation wit…

Play Photo of Jean McConville

September 23, 2015

Climate Change
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for Niche Diplomacy by Middle-Power Korea

Brendan Howe is a professor at Ewha Womans University’s Graduate School of International Studies. From September 25 to 27, South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be attending the United Nations (…

Park Geun-hye UN United Nations Middle Power Development Sustainable Green Summit