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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.

June 15, 2011

Defense and Security
GOP Foreign Policy Divisions

Well, I was wrong about Monday night’s GOP debate being the no foreign policy news debate. The debate touched on foreign policy only briefly, and none of the candidates said anything he or she ha…

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August 5, 2015

United States
The GOP Debate: Room for Foreign Policy?

The Republican presidential candidates are aligned on most foreign policy issues, but they could quarrel over immigration and the Iran nuclear deal in their first debate, says CFR’s James M. Lindsay…

June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
The No Foreign Policy News GOP Debate

Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, …

Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain at the GOP debate in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 13, 2011. (Joel Page/courtesy Reuters)

June 2, 2015

Defense and Security
Campaign 2016: Senator Lindsey Graham, GOP Presidential Candidate

Can you win the presidency by running on foreign policy? Lindsey Graham is seeking to find out. The South Carolina senator announced yesterday that he is running for the GOP presidential nomination. …

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Religion and Foreign Policy

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy (RFP) program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on religion and global affairs.

April 14, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Marco Rubio, GOP Presidential Candidate

Long shots sometimes pay off. Just ask Senator Marco Rubio. He won his first race for political office at age 26 by beating an incumbent county commissioner. A year later he won a seat in Florida’s s…

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April 7, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Rand Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Is America ready for a "Libertarian-ish" president? We are about to find out. Today Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) formally announced his presidential campaign, making him the second Republican candidate, …

Rand Paul Announcement

March 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Ted Cruz, GOP Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, that person is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Yesterday, he formally announced that he is running for president. Cruz’s rise to nat…

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November 10, 2014

United States
More Treaty Gridlock: Another Impact of GOP Senate Takeover

The Republican takeover of the Senate reduces the chance that the United States will ratify any important multilateral treaties over the next two years. Facing a GOP-controlled legislature, President…

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a news conference on the day after he was re-elected to the U.S. Senate at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 5, 2014.