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October 17, 2014

China
Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Eugene Gholz examines the national security and economic consequences of China's central role in the global rare earths market.

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Implications of the Arab Uprisings

The Council on Foreign Relations and St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, held a two day symposium on May 29 and May 30, 2012, which featured six panels discussing the implications of the Arab…

August 23, 2012

United States
National Conventions and U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. presidential nominating conventions often touch on national security and foreign policy, but don’t always signal the direction of a winning candidate’s policy, explains this Backgrounder.

March 27, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: LBJ Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection, and discusses the damage that foreign policy can do to a presidency.

August 13, 2015

China
Putin’s Russia and Africa

This is a guest post by Eugene Steinberg, an assistant editor at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1961 to 1992, one of Moscow’s most prestigious schools bore the name of Patrice Lumumba, the S…

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June 12, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: June 12, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: Kaspersky announced it was the victim of a recent cyber espionage campaign, where the intrude…

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June 22, 2010

Economics
Liaquat Ahamed’s "Lords of Finance" Wins CFR’s 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World wins CFR’s 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award.

February 3, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Apartheid Killer to Be Paroled in South Africa

Through the use of death squads many apartheid defenders conducted a dirty war against those whom they perceived as threatening the regime. Victims were of all races, and included Chris Hani, who was…

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March 6, 2015

United States
Ten Vietnam War Novels to Read

All week I have been blogging on the best histories, memoirs, films, and songs to mark Sunday’s fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam. Today I want to look at…

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January 16, 2015

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Pilots, Press Freedom, and CIA Accountability

Daily Press Briefing, U.S. Department of State, January 15, 2015. MARIE HARF: So clearly, we think that media organizations should have the right publish what they want. Doesn’t mean they have to pr…

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