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April 24, 2020

COVID-19
The States and Reopening Under COVID-19: Why We Need North American Cooperation

This post is coauthored by Laurie Trautman, the director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Edward Alden, …

Peace Arch Historical State Park

November 30, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

June 25, 2013

Edward Snowden and Presidential Power

This morning on CBS News, Rep. Paul Ryan discussed the Obama administration’s efforts to compel Russia to extradite Edward Snowden, former contract employee for the National Security Agency (NSA), to…

Snowden on news monitor in China

December 28, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten American Foreign Policy Notables Who Died in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are ten influential U.S. foreign policy figures who passed away this year. 

American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as the sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol Building.

February 25, 2007

Financial Markets
The cranes of Dubai. Are they the answer to Edward Hugh’s question?

I think anyone who visits Dubai right now is bound to be dumbstruck by the sheer scale of the construction.  It, quite honestly, puts anything I saw in China in early 2005 to shame.   To the naked ey…

June 19, 2006

China
Paging Edward Hugh: Demographics do not explain the recent rise in Chinese savings

Louis Kuijs’ latest analysis seems to suggest – based on my reading -- that three common perceptions of China are more myth than reality.     Myth one: foreign direct investment has been a big …

July 23, 2021

Oceans and Seas
Five Movies Worth Watching About Conflict at Sea

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about stormy relationships and battles at sea.

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: Run Silent, Run Deep (two men in khaki uniforms above a sinking ship); Mister Roberts (four men in khaki uniforms look off the edge of a ship); Dunkirk (a young man looks out into a chaotic ocean).

May 19, 2014

Corporate Governance
In Defense of Business Subsidies

This is a guest post by Ronald R. Pollina, President, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., Park Ridge, Illinois, written in response to the recent publication of the Renewing America Policy Innovatio…

January 15, 2014

Trade
How Obama’s NSA Reforms Could Help TTIP

This is a guest post by Robert Maxim, research associate, competitiveness and foreign policy, for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies program. On Friday President Obama will unveil his plan t…

A mobile phone simulating a call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel next to a tablet computer showing the logo of the United Staes' National Security Agency (NSA) is seen in this multiple exposure picture illustration (Kai Pfaffenbach/Courtesy Reuters).

December 16, 2016

Education
Race, Gender, Region: Understanding the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

This is a guest post by Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Last week, the National Center for Health Statistics (N…

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