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October 8, 2017

Israel
The Coming Confrontation Between Israel and Iran

In the United States, discussions of Iran have for the last few years been mostly about the JCPOA—the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama. In the Middle East, things are different. This is …

June 19, 2017

Global
What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…

TWNW Reading

April 1, 2017

Human Rights
Ronald Reagan, Deane Hinton, and "Fake News" in The New York Times

The term "fake news" is no doubt over-used these days, but there is such a thing. Indeed, there is even such a thing as a "fake news" obituary. A prime example of distortion and false reporting can b…

February 14, 2017

China
How Serious Is the Threat to Global Financial Stability From a Border-Adjustment Tax?

Neil Irwin’s column on the border-adjustment tax spurred an interesting debate. Irwin notes that a 25 percent rise in the dollar (or even a somewhat smaller rise) would have an impact outside the Uni…

December 28, 2016

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

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October 14, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of October 14, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, and David O’Connor look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Violence escalates in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Three police posts in to…

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August 24, 2016

United States
Remembering the Vietnam "Coup Cable"

Things usually slow down in Washington in August. Congress goes into recess, and Washingtonians who can leave town do. But this predictable lull in government activity doesn’t mean that policymaking …

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July 6, 2016

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Brexit, Pursued by a Bear: NATO’s Enduring Relevance

The British public’s momentous decision two weeks ago to quit the European Union (EU) continues to reverberate globally. But its geopolitical implications should not be exaggerated. Brexit poses an i…

Polish, U.S., and British flags are seen during the NATO allies' Anakonda 16 exercise near Torun, Poland, on June 7, 2016.

June 30, 2016

China
Despite Cyber Agreements, Russia and China Are Not as Close as You Think

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, at the conclusion of bilateral talks between China and Russia held in Beijing, Chinese Presi…

Despite attempts to signal a close relationship, Russia and China remain pretty far apart from each other. (Greg Baker/Reuters)

March 21, 2016

Turkey
Shameless in Turkey: Aydinlik, Sabah, and Henri

After this weekend's horrific terrorist attack in Istanbul, many pro-government Turkish newspapers shamefully levied false accusations against an American scholar for the incident.

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