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August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.–China Competition

Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This report highlights the perspectives of leading scholars of international affairs from Southeast Asia on important issues facing the region.

January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

May 10, 2017

2017 French Election
After Macron Win, Political Challenges Await

Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory in France's presidential elections, but the new president will face major challenges to forming a governing coalition.

March 9, 2017

China
China Wins if NAFTA Dies

Much is made of the perils of ending NAFTA for Mexico, and rightly so. The 23-year-old agreement has helped the nation not only boost trade but also transform its economy, moving from a commodity to …

September 22, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Supreme-Court-Odinga-Kenyatta-Malega Kenyan Supreme Court Gives its Reasons

On Wednesday, the Kenyan Supreme court provided a detailed discussion of why it annulled the August 8 presidential elections in which incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta seemingly defeated Raila Oding…

September 22, 2017

Gender
Halimah Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering September 13 to September 22, was compile…

September 27, 2016

Trade
reuters-rtr4bt5t-new-size A Winning Trade Policy for the United States

The Renewing America initiative is releasing today a new paper entitled, “A Winning Trade Policy for the United States,” co-authored by myself and CFR adjunct senior fellow Robert Litan. The paper is…

September 15, 2017

Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in parliament. What’s at Stake in the German Elections?

Germany’s elections will determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in power, with ramifications for the migration crisis, the future of the European Union, and U.S.-German relations.

May 12, 2017

Asia
Moon-win-parade Moon's Win, IS in the Philippines, Taiwan at WHA, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. New president, new approach? Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s new president, has pledged to p…

September 13, 2017

South Africa
Zweli-Mkhize-ANC-South-Africa Update on South Africa’s Leadership Fight

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) chooses a new party leader in December. Jacob Zuma, the discredited incumbent, is no longer regarded as a credible option. Instead of running, he…