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June 4, 2012

Political History and Theory
The Lasting Legacy of George F. Kennan

John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan: An American Life, discusses the diplomatic and personal legacy of George F. Kennan, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. This meeting is part of…

June 4, 2012

Political History and Theory
The Lasting Legacy of George F. Kennan

This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today.

February 22, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: George Kennan and the Long Telegram

Foreign service officers posted in embassies and consulates around the world send cables to Washington every day. Much of what they write is forgotten even before it is read at the State Department. …

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January 23, 2013

Global
2012 Arthur Ross Book Award: George F. Kennan: An American Life

Honoring: Gold Medalist: John Lewis Gaddis for George F. Kennan: An American Life Silver Medalist: Jason Stearns for Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War…

April 9, 2018

China
THE CHINA MISSION: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

As the United States courts a trade war with China, a timely new book by Foreign Affairs’ Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan illuminates how U.S. policymakers have been vexed by relations with Chin…

The China Mission

December 19, 2012

United States
John Lewis Gaddis Wins CFR’s Arthur Ross Book Award for "George F. Kennan: An American Life"

George F. Kennan: An American Life (The Penguin Press), by renowned historian John Lewis Gaddis, won the eleventh annual Arthur Ross Book Award for the best book published on international affairs.

April 25, 2018

Defense and Security
How Representative Is the All-Volunteer U.S. Military?

The U.S. military’s all-volunteer force has drawn on a shrinking pool of Americans, raising questions about the model’s viability.

President Barack Obama speaks at a commencement ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

September 21, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Treatment of Terrorists: How Does Gender Affect Justice?

From arrest to sentencing to post-conflict reintegration and disarmament programming, evidence suggests that governments tend to be less responsive to women in terrorism compared to their male counte…

A Belgian police officer stands guard outside a courtroom during the trial of one of the suspects in the 2015 Islamic State attacks.

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

September 14, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Seventeen Years After 9/11 and Still Vulnerable to Strategic Surprise

The United States still does not have an effective strategic foresight system to assess and mitigate geopolitical risks. 

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