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.
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.
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…
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.
June 26, 2017Cybersecurity
To rein in the NSA’s collection, monitoring, and searching of U.S. citizens’ communications, Congress should reform section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act.
February 11, 2019United States
Government prosecutors often have political ambitions. The list of prosecutors who became mayor (think Rudy Guiliani) or governor (think Chris Christie) is long. But the last president to have any ex…