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The Douglas Dillon Fellowship

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 6, 2019

Election 2020
The President’s Inbox Election 2020 Series: America’s Role in the World

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is now live. The Iowa caucuses, the formal start of the presidential nominating process, are just three months away. Given that elections matter for U.S. f…

An American flag flies on the edge of the Atlantic ocean.

October 31, 2019

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

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.

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October 29, 2019

Defense and Security
Through a Gender Lens: The Need for Robust Research into Diversity and Military Effectiveness

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development, diplomacy and security challenges. This post is author…

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sienna De Santis and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Heidi Dean, both with Female Engagement Team, greet children during a patrol in Sangin Valley, Afghanistan.

September 16, 2019

Elections and Voting
Election 2020: Elizabeth Warren Answers Twelve Foreign Policy Questions

Last week’s third round of Democratic presidential debates gave foreign policy some attention. The candidates spent a shade under forty minutes discussing events beyond America’s borders. That is mor…

Elizabeth Warren speaks to the media in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

October 3, 2019

Elections and Voting
Bill Weld

CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…

Bill Weld

January 7, 2008

Elections and Voting
Fuller: Despite Apparent Reelection, Saakashvili’s Popularity Not High

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says Georgia’s president faces significant problems despite his apparent win in recent presidential elections.

November 9, 2007

Georgia
Fuller: Georgian Leader’s Popularity Has Dramatically Fallen

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says the large protests in Georgia challenge Western notions that President Mikheil Saakashvili is a “model democrat.”

August 6, 2019

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

A gun enthusiast looks at a rifle scope

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Candidates on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

Would you sign an agreement with North Korea that entailed partial sanctions relief in exchange for some dismantling of its nuclear weapons program but not full denuclearization?