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February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…

President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

September 24, 2018

Monetary Policy
Ten Years On: The Legacy and Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Panelists examine the lessons learned and the continuing legacy of the global financial crisis.

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March 23, 2017

United States
Defense Spending

Todd Harrison, director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining President Donald J. Trump's budg…

Podcast The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Philippine Sea during a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

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Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Conservation International (CI) cosponsored a day-long symposium on March 20, 2013. The symposium, held in CFR's Washington, DC, office, brought together tw…

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Roundtable on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy

The roundtable series examines how government strategy and policy should respond to these challenges and their impact on American geoeconomic and geopolitical interests.

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Religion and Foreign Policy Program

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.

June 15, 2016

United States
Belated Birthday Wishes to the United States Army!

Yesterday the United States Army celebrated its 241st birthday. Alas, while I wrote out my birthday wishes I failed to post them. (Yes, I have been known to write cards and forget to send them.) But …

United States Army soldiers stand before the start of the Army's 237th anniversary celebrations at Times Square in New York

September 4, 2014

Russia
Media Conference Call: John Mearsheimer on NATO

John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor of political science at the University of Chicago and author of "Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault" in the September/Oct…

February 15, 2016

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men, though that may change next January 20—who have been president on Presidents’ Day by posti…

Presidents