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November 5, 2012

The 18th Party Congress: A Setback for President Hu?

Two days after the U.S. presidential election, 2270 delegates will gather in Beijing for the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Congress. The meeting will not only select a new generation of leaders but …

China's President Hu arrives for the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing

January 13, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Iran Talks and Hu Travels

The North American International Auto show in Detroit. (Mark Blinch/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to talk about the upcoming P5 + 1 talks wi…

The North American International Auto show in Detroit.

March 8, 2019

United States
The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

Chinese steel factory

November 1, 2013

Saudi Arabia
The U.S.-Saudi Rift: Three Things to Know

Rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States reflect the differences in the longtime allies’ interests on a range of Middle East priorities, says CFR’s Fred Kaplan.

December 27, 2018

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2018

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through…

President George H.W. Bush greets troops in Saudi Arabia during a 1990 Thanksgiving visit.

July 21, 2011

Economic Crises
Why the U.S. Needs to Cut the Deficit

While Congress is likely to raise the U.S. debt ceiling ahead of the August 2 deadline, lawmakers will still need to hash out a long-term deficit-reduction package to avoid market disruption and pres…

December 2, 2019

United States
Distinguished Voices Series With Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw discusses his distinguished career in journalism and his experience as a young reporter covering the Watergate story.  The Distinguished Voices Series focuses particular attention on th…

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January 18, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
TWE Quick Takes: Hu Makes Nice, Obama Talks Tough

U.S. Air Force personnel adjust the red carpet before the arrival of China's President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) A few more news items left over from a t…

U.S. Air Force personnel adjust the red carpet before the arrival of China’s President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base.

January 18, 2011

Media Conference Call: Chinese President Hu Jintao's Meeting with President Obama (Audio)

Listen to CFR experts Elizabeth C. Economy, Steven Dunaway, and John Pomfret discuss President Barack Obama and Chinese president Hu Jintao's meeting in Washington on January 18.

November 10, 2018

United States
Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 243 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

USMC birthday