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August 10, 1999

United States
Pentagon Not Ready for Global Defense Industry, Says New Council on Foreign Relations Book

August 10, 1999, New York City—The end of the Cold War created a crisis for the American military industrial complex, as procurement spending dropped by over 60% in a decade and the export market imp…

March 7, 2019

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

President Trump is rolling back some of his predecessor’s Cuba policies, likely closing out a historic period of détente between the two longtime adversaries.

Tourists ride in a vintage car in Havana, Cuba.

June 27, 2019

Taiwan
China-Taiwan Relations

Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen. 

Military honor guards lower the Taiwanese flag, at Liberty Square, in Taipei, Taiwan.

August 31, 2004

Heads of State and Government
Republican National Convention: Council on Foreign Relations Foreign Policy Discussion

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May 26, 2016

Global Governance
New Geopolitics of China, India, and Pakistan

Overview South Asia is in the midst of a geopolitical transformation wrought by several simultaneous developments: China's rise, both economically and militarily, and its efforts to increase its c…

New Geopolitics of China, India, and Pakistan header

March 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Council on Foreign Relations Publishes a Contingency Planning Memorandum on Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, once an African garden spot, is now characterized by bad governance, ubiquitous human rights abuses, abrogation of the rule of law, and poverty. These negatives are closely associated with …

Mugabe CPM

May 6, 2019

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Report Card on International Cooperation 2018-2019

https://www.cfr.org/interactive/councilofcouncils/reportcard2019/#!/ Global think tank leaders grade the world's performance and prospects for 2019.

June 21, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Swiss Women on Strike

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 June 8 to June 20, was compiled by Mallor…

Protesters at a demonstration during the women's strike (Frauenstreik) in Zurich, Switzerland June 14, 2019.

January 8, 2003

United States
International Financial Crises Increasingly Take Priority Over Most Traditional Security and Foreign Policy Problems, Concludes New Council on Foreign Relations Book

September 7, 2001 - What if you took seventy-five of the most experienced professionals in the fields of finance, economics, foreign policy, and national security and confronted them with two dozen p…

April 7, 2016

Cybersecurity
Encryption Explained: A Council on Foreign Relations Infographic

The debate over encryption has been in the headlines a lot over the past few weeks, fueled in part by the clash over the San Bernardino iPhone, whether the attackers in Paris and Belgium used encrypt…

Encryption Explained: A Council on Foreign Relations Infographic