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December 17, 2019

United States
The Year in CFR Events

Take a look back at 2019’s most pressing current events and the experts and renowned guests who came to CFR, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to disc…

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January 12, 2016

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Three Things to Know

Talks over Iran’s nuclear program have concluded with a deal that will limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from economic and financial sanctions. Before the sanctions are lifted,…

October 7, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Europe’s Migrant Crisis: Three Things to Know

The challenge of handling the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe requires a far more robust global response, says CFR’s Edward Alden.

October 7, 2014

Hong Kong
Protests in Hong Kong: Three Things to Know

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong feel Beijing has reneged on its guarantees of greater autonomy for the former British colony, says CFR’s Barbara Demick.

May 9, 2014

Asia
China’s Maritime Disputes: Preventive Measures

Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts d…

October 16, 2014

Global
Global Responses to NSA Surveillance: Three Things to Know

The latest revelations about NSA surveillance have caused a growing number of states to focus on issues of privacy, governance, and the free flow of digital information, says CFR’s Karen Kornbluh.

April 29, 2014

Russia
Sanctions Against Russia: Three Things to Know

Ukraine’s intensifying crisis has the Obama administration hinting at tougher sanctions against Russia, which could threaten Moscow’s ability to trade and invest, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.

December 8, 2014

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

September 6, 2013

Global
Syria & U.S.-Russian Relations: Three Things to Know

U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

April 10, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: General MacArthur’s Dismissal

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Harry Truman’s announcement on April 11, 1951, that he had dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commanding general of U.S. forces in Korea, and discusses …