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September 12, 2019

Democracy
Foreign Affairs September/October Issue Launch

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the September/October 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with co-contributors Ernest Moniz and Sam Nunn. The authors discuss their joint article "The Return of Dooms…

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July 17, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
‘No First Use’ and Nuclear Weapons

Nearly all nuclear weapon states, as a matter of policy, remain ready to use their weapons without having first suffered a nuclear attack.

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May 8, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Why the Myth of Sunni-Shia Conflict Defines Middle East Policy—and Why It Shouldn’t

Is the Muslim world divided over an ancient sectarian conflict? Not really: It's twenty-first-century power politics.

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April 27, 2017

United States
A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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October 21, 2016

Philippines
The U.S.-Philippines Defense Alliance

A long-lasting security alliance with the Philippines remains at the heart of U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific, a region that includes the disputed South China Sea.

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October 17, 2018

United States
Presidential Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jay Winik discuss presidential leadership and the definitive qualities that presidents throughout history have exemplified to overcome adversity. 

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July 19, 2012

Wars and Conflict
The Complex Ties Among Poverty, Development, and Security

Over the past decade a new conventional wisdom has emerged that security and development are mutually reinforcing, and that long-term security is not possible without reducing poverty and promoting e…

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February 13, 2018

Economics
'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

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May 1, 2010

Iraq
War of Necessity, War of Choice

Teaching Notes on War of Necessity, War of Choice by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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