Each year the Council on Foreign Relations names one of its early career fellows the Dillon Fellow, in honor of former CFR Vice Chairman C. Douglas Dillon.
November 25, 2019Election 2020
Update: Deval Patrick announced on February 12, 2020, that he was ending his campaign for president. Deval Patrick is testing the accuracy of the old saying, “Better late than never.” Last Decembe…
April 19, 2012Defense and Security
Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…
October 31, 2019United States
With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.
June 21, 2019Election 2020
The Democratic field could touch on a number of foreign policy issues, from climate change to Iran, during its first prime-time sparring session.
February 15, 2006United States
Chairman Nussle, Ranking Member Spratt and members of the Committee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the topic of mandatory spending in the federal budget. In my remarks, I wish to ma…