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April 29, 2017

Global
The World’s Hotspots

Experts discuss the most important flashpoints in international affairs for the current administration.

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September 1, 2016

United States
Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …

A helicopter picks up U.S. soldiers after a night raid in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

March 29, 2016

Colombia
Colombia and FARC: Prospects for Peace

Experts discuss Colombia’s peace negotiations with the FARC, prospects for completing and implementing a final deal, and implications for U.S.-Colombian relations.

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February 7, 2016

North Korea
U.S. Assessments of North Korean Missile Capabilities Since 2011

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) announced that it successfully launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite at 9:30 am on February 7, 2016. But the United States regards DP…

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April 30, 2015

Vietnam
The Vietnam War in Forty Quotes

Last month, I did a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of U.S. combat troops in Vietnam on March 8, 1965. Today marks another significant date in the Vietnam War: t…

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April 24, 2015

South Korea
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strike Policies, North Korea, and Conflict Prevention

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, White House, April 23, 2015. John Earnest, White House Spokesperson:  I can tell you that Mr. Gadahn was not specifically targeted.  But in a fashion …

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October 27, 2014

Global
Big Data, Big Potential

Kalev Leetaru, 2013–2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins Media Executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

October 27, 2014

Global
Big Data, Big Potential

Kalev Leetaru, 2013-2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins media executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

December 30, 2013

China
Robert S. Spalding III: Being Firm With China

Robert S. Spalding III is a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Air Defense Identification Zone recently announced by the Chinese was most likely not hastily done. The Chinese d…

Honour guard troops march during a welcoming ceremony for visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 6, 2013. (Petar Kujundzic/Courtesy Reuters)

October 10, 2013

Education
Guest Post: Lessons from Abroad for U.S. Education

The following guest post was written by Curtis Valentine, a CFR Term Member and a 2013-2014 International Affairs Fellow (IAF). Curtis will be posted to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of I…

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