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October 1, 2018

United States
How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid?

With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

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April 25, 2017

Politics and Government
France's Presidential Election

CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Philip Gordon examine the outcome of the first round of France's presidential election.

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April 24, 2017

European Union
France After the Election: What Next for Economic Policy in Europe?

French election results show Emmanuel Macron in first place with 23.9 percent of the vote and Marine Le Pen in second with 21.4 percent, setting the stage for a run-off election on May 7. Early polls…

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May 8, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal jeopardizes the unprecedented visibility international inspectors now have into Iran’s nuclear program.

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April 23, 2012

Elections and Voting
France’s Presidential Election: Three Things to Know

Following the first round of France’s presidential election, CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan discusses Nicolas Sarkozy’s chances and the potential impact of a Francois Hollande win on transatlantic ties and…

May 9, 2017

Democracy
The Season of the Strongman?

Over the past six months, global attention has focused almost exclusively on a handful of controversial leaders, in major Western countries, who run (and win) offices through democratic means, but of…

Trump 100 Days

May 8, 2017

France
What Emmanuel Macron's Victory Means for French and U.S. Tech

Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency--the youngest man ever to accede to the Élysée palace. But what does it mean for French and U.S. tech?

Supporters of Emmanuel Macron celebrate near the Louvre museum.

May 8, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia: Heading Backwards on Freedoms

The thirtieth ASEAN Summit, held two weekends ago, and this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, offer opportunities to reflect on ASEAN’s progress—and the might…

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May 3, 2017

European Union
Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

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May 5, 2017

Thailand
Thailand Cracks Down Even Harder on the Media

Since the coup in 2014, Thailand’s climate of free speech, already previously threatened by lèse majesté prosecutions and restrictions in online speech, has gotten far chillier. The country has falle…

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