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U.S. Rebalance to Asia

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and King's College London held a multisession symposium on risk and strategy for the changing world on April 20 and 21, 2015. The symposium, held at CFR's offic…

April 3, 2017

Libya
Libya: A Fractured State

Experts examine the challenges Libya faces in regaining stability—from its ongoing civil war to the increasing danger of the Islamic State—and discuss the repercussions of foreign intervention in fai…

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February 6, 2017

Israel
President Trump’s Settlement Policy Breaks Ground

For the first dozen days of the Trump administration, it seemed to Israelis that they had a free hand to settle the West Bank. Israel announced its intention to build thousands of new houses, and Pri…

Settlements

May 17, 2016

Global
Crisis in Global Governance: A Conversation With Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Experts discuss the mounting challenges to international cooperation today, and the launch of the Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation.

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April 29, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 29, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Afghan female athletes forced to the sidelines. Despite annual donation…

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April 1, 2016

Syria
Who Is Bashar al-Assad?

Experts analyze the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policy choices of Syria's President Bashar-al Assad.

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April 20, 2015

Asia
Assessing U.S. Asia Policy

Daniel Russel and Michael Fullilove discuss the U.S. rebalance to Asia.

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November 13, 2013

United States
Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines, the United States, and China

As more news of the extensive destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan rolls in—some storm experts are saying that it is the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land—I have spoken with a number of reporte…

Evacuated residents prepare to get onto a U.S. military plane at Tacloban airport in central Philippines on November 13, 2013, five days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the area. (Bobby Yip/Courtesy Reuters)

March 7, 2013

Iran
The Presidential Inbox: Iran's Nuclear Program

Experts discuss the internal and external factors that have spurred dialogue between the United States and Iran. This meeting will be part of a series on the U.S. presidential inbox that examines th…

March 7, 2013

Iran
The Presidential Inbox: Iran’s Nuclear Program

A panel of experts discuss Iran's nuclear program.