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January 17, 2019

Russia
The Russia Sanctions Test in the U.S. Senate

A move to block sanctions relief has been defeated, averting a likely spike in global aluminum prices but also spotlighting the tough road ahead for Congress in shaping policy on Russia.

Mnuchin

October 22, 2018

Asia
How Might U.S. Asia Policy Change if Democrats Retake the House?

For the upcoming U.S. midterm elections, many polling specialists are predicting that the Democratic Party will retake the House of Representatives, and give the Democrats a very slim chance of retak…

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August 8, 2016

Thailand
Thailand’s Democratic Erosion

The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand’s democratic system.

October 2, 2018

Trade
In the NAFTA Deal, Trump Got What Democrats Couldn’t

Critics are panning the president’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a minor update. They’re wrong—it’s a significant accomplishment.

Trump US Mexico Canada Trade

September 24, 2018

Maldives
Maldives Halts Democratic Backsliding

The outcome of the election in the Maldives, which ousted the authoritarian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, allows the country to focus on rebuilding its democratic institutions and its relati…

Maldivian president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrives at an event with supporters in Male, Maldives on September 24, 2018. Ashwa Faheem/Reuters

September 8, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator Coons on U.S.-Africa Relationship

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) visited Nigeria at the end of August, leading a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation (CODEL). During that trip, the Senator delivered an important speech in Lagos…

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December 18, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
See How Much You Know About the Democratic Republic of Congo

Test your knowledge of the DRC, from its independence from Belgium to its still-simmering conflict in the east.

Families flee renewed fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels near the eastern city of Goma in July, 2012.

September 29, 2017

Military Operations
A Conversation with Senator Jack Reed

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) discusses the president's approach to dealing with North Korea and Russia; Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); and the U.S. military's stat…

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September 14, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake discusses the future of bipartisanship in Congress and the steps needed to advance the foreign policy agenda of the United States.

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October 29, 2007

United States
Senator John F. Kerry

RICHARD SALOMON:  Good afternoon.  Can I get your attention, please?  It's a pleasure for me to welcome Senator Kerry and all of you to today's program at the Council on Foreign Relations.Before I i…