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September 4, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Ten More Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. For our final week: films that we haven’t yet recommended and think we should. 

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: The Battle of Algiers/IMDB; The Imitation Game/Amazon; Duck Soup/Google Play; Seven Days in May/Golden Globes; Letters from Iwo Jima/Amazon.

October 8, 2018

India
Review: America’s Deep History With South Asia

Srinath Raghavan's history of U.S. involvement in South Asia—primarily India, Pakistan and Afghanistan—provides a rich backdrop of lessons for today’s U.S. policymakers as they consider dilemmas in t…

A U.S. Marine(C) talks with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

July 10, 2018

Europe
Trump’s Misguided Attack on European Unity

Trump's antipathy toward the EU overlooks America’s enduring interest in a united Europe that can serve as one pillar of an open, rule-bound international system.

Former Secretary of State George C. Marshall urging the prompt ratification of the North Atlantic Military Alliance, speaking on the second anniversary of his address at Harvard University in which he outlined the Marshall Plan for the economic recovery of Europe.

March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Needs to Plan for Changes in the Arctic

The Arctic holds a grip on the public imagination as a frozen, remote, and inaccessible place – but the Arctic region is rapidly changing, and the United States would do well to take stock of the cha…

An ice-free Northwest Passage is seen in this handout satellite photo from NASA

March 24, 2017

Arctic
Canary in the Coal Mine: The Arctic as a National Imperative

The following is a guest post by Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. The Arctic is changing rapidly. It is warming at twice the rate as…

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January 24, 2012

Infrastructure
So What If It's an Election Year

The conventional wisdom when I first came to Washington in the early 1990s was that nothing ever got done in a presidential election year. And then the sage advice became that nothing much got done i…

Congressional Republicans listen to President Obama address a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

June 28, 2011

Americas
Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

Supporter of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia holds a banner during a rally (Courtesy Reuters). The U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group convened in DC a couple of weeks ago, an annual …

Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

April 1, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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 March 25 to April 1, was compiled with su…

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January 19, 2016

Human Rights
Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Wily World Leaders on the World Wide Web

Elena Goldstein is a senior at Columbia University and an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program. Today, if you search “Gollum” on Google, your results …

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March 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Ted Cruz, GOP Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, that person is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Yesterday, he formally announced that he is running for president. Cruz’s rise to nat…

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