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July 1, 1998

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs

Read an excerpt of The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs. Throughout much of the world, two seemingly paradoxical trends are occurring simultaneously. Countries…

June 18, 2020

United States
Five Foreign-Policy Satires Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: classic satires.

The movie posters from The Great Dictator (yellow with Charlie Chaplin over a globe), Dr. Strangelove (black and white actor smoking a cigarette), In the Loop (two silhouettes, one with U.S. flag the other with the UK flag), MASH (a hand with the peace sign and an army helmet on the finger), Catch-22 (a man walks away from a plane wreckage in the desert), and Wag the Dog (a tape recorder with the presidential seal) arranged in one picture.

April 19, 2021

Latin America
Silberstein Family Annual Lecture on Refugee and Migration Policy: Crisis at the Southern Border

Panelists discuss the immigration crisis developing at the U.S.-Mexico border due to a surge of individual migrants, families, and unaccompanied children seeking entry to the United States, and the c…

Play Central American migrants are detained by US Customs and Border Patrol agents at the border wall in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico

February 7, 2020

Asia
CFR Mini Mac Index Suggests ‘Currency Manipulation’ Charges Trumped Up

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally?

April 7, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Lessons Learned With Thomas Donilon

Thomas Donilon discusses his distinguished career in business and government, including his role as national security advisor under President Barack Obama, working with three U.S. presidents, serving…

Play National Security Advisor Tom Donilon speaks during a news conference on June 8, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California.

April 17, 2017

China
The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again

    The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  But to what extent does it actually hold internationally? The Economist mag…

The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again

February 6, 2007

Race and Ethnicity
Serbs Urged to Accept Kosovo Plan to Gain ‘European Future’

A top U.S. State Department official on Balkan policy says Serbia must begin participating in final talks over the conditional independence of Kosovo or face increased isolation from Europe.

August 6, 2019

United States
“Mini Mac” Shows China’s Currency Shifting Into Undervaluation

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s Big Mac Index us…

November 19, 2020

China
A Conversation With House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith

Adam Smith discusses his role as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the need for the United States to address growing competition with China.

Play Adam Smith speaking at a House Armed Services Committee hearing with a U.S. flag behind him

October 19, 2020

Democracy
Strengthening U.S. Democracy

Panelists discuss U.S. democracy, including current challenges, possible reforms, and lessons learned from other democracies. 

Play Strengthening U.S. Democracy