April 15, 2019
President Donald J. Trump’s actions have often been rash, ignorant, and chaotic. Yet some of his individual foreign policies are substantially better than his opponents assert.
November 14, 2016
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
June 2, 2011
When the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established more than twenty years ago, the international community had little experience prosecuting the per…
March 1, 2011
The drug war in Mexico has caused some U.S. analysts to view Mexico as a failed or failing state. While these fears are exaggerated, the problems of widespread crime and violence, governm…
April 21, 2009
The oceans have long been a critical arena for international relations. Before there was air travel and instantaneous communication, people, goods, and ideas traveled the world by ship. F…
June 11, 2008
Foreign investment has been a principal engine of global economic growth in recent years.
Foreign investment, though, is not immune to the sort of resistance that we are seeing wi…
June 5, 2008
Syria has more often than not represented a problem for U.S. foreign policy.
Its unwillingness to make peace with Israel, close ties to Iran, political and military interference in Leb…
February 16, 2007
Three years ago, the Council on Foreign Relations launched a commission to examine U.S. policy in the Andean region and the Colombian conflict.
The result, Andes 2020: A New Strategy f…
July 25, 2006
The Dubai Ports World controversy has shed light on the tensions between Congress and the executive branch over the appropriate balance between foreign investment and national security.
April 25, 2005
Iraq's election on January 30 was an important step in the country's political transition.
Still it is essential to keep a sense of perspective. In a democracy, power is distributed am…