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July 13, 2021

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

Communist Cuba has long been a major foreign policy challenge for the United States. The bilateral relationship thawed considerably under President Obama, but many restrictions were reimposed by the …

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January 5, 2021

Political History and Theory
The Council on Foreign Relations at 100: The History

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since its inception in 1921, the Council has been guided by an unwavering set of core principles: independence, nonpartisanship, …

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June 18, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

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January 5, 2021

News Release
The Council on Foreign Relations Marks Its One Hundredth Anniversary

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the country’s most prestigious organization devoted to international relations and foreign policy, marks its one hundredth anniversary this year. Founded in 19…

July 20, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Grading Biden’s Foreign Policy, With Daniel Drezner

Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsa…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden discusses with journalists at the end of a news conference after the U.S.-Russia summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

July 27, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Maybe Tunisians Never Wanted Democracy

If Westerners are shocked at political developments in Tunisia, it’s because they described it as a straightforward success for too long. 

May 4, 2021

United States
The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy

Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.

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April 14, 2021

News Release
New Book Traces CFR’s 100-Year History

America’s preeminent organization devoted to international relations and U.S. foreign policy has released a new book assessing its first century: the events that led to its founding in 1921, the many…

July 23, 2021

Oceans and Seas
Five Movies Worth Watching About Conflict at Sea

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about stormy relationships and battles at sea.

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: Run Silent, Run Deep (two men in khaki uniforms above a sinking ship); Mister Roberts (four men in khaki uniforms look off the edge of a ship); Dunkirk (a young man looks out into a chaotic ocean).

May 26, 2016

Global Governance
Report: 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…

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