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June 10, 2024

Economics
The Farm Legacy of Henry Wallace: Regressive Subsidies

The era of massive government farm subsidies began in the early 1930s. It has favored the large and the rich ever since.

The Farm Legacy of Henry Wallace: Regressive Subsidies

January 9, 2024

Political History and Theory
New Book Examines the Colorful and Tumultuous Political Career of Henry Wallace 

In a new book filled with political drama and intrigue, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Benn Steil offers the richest and deepest biographical study to date of Henry A. Wallace—a “fa…

January 30, 2024

United States
Henry Wallace and the Origins of the Cold War, With Benn Steil

Benn Steil, a senior fellow and director of international economics at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Henry Wallace might have changed history had he and not Harry Truman succeed…

Podcast Delegates at the Progressive Party’s 1948 national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, show their support for the party’s presidential candidate, Henry Wallace.

January 23, 2024

United States
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: The World That Wasn't: Henry Wallace and the Fate of the American Century by Benn Steil

Henry Wallace is the most important, and certainly the most fascinating, almost-president in American history. As FDR’s third-term vice president, and a hero to many progressives, he lost his place o…

Play Henry Wallace standing in front of a plane waving his hat in the air as he arrives at London Airport.

February 2, 2024

Political History and Theory
The President’s Inbox Recap: Henry Wallace and the Origins of the Cold War

The post-World War II era would have looked very different had Henry Wallace become president.

Henry Wallace as viewed sitting at a desk holding a stack of papers.

November 30, 2023

China
The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Am…

Kissinger

March 19, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The Middle East, Cold War, and Emerging Technologies: The Contributions of Henry Kissinger

This symposium explores the trajectory of three critical foreign policy domains that Henry Kissinger, a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, engaged with throughout his career in and …

Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger speaking at the George W. Bush Presidential Center's 2019 Forum on Leadership

December 14, 2023

United States
The Humbling of Henry Kissinger

The truth is that his tenure as secretary of state was often rocky, and as full of setbacks as acclaim.

Kissinger

November 29, 2023

United States
In Memoriam: Henry A. Kissinger

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger passed away on November 29, 2023, at age 100. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) mourns the passing of Henry A. Kissinger, the fifty-sixth secretary of state and a membe…

Henry A. Kissinger

June 14, 2024

Israel
How Much of a Threat Does Hamas Still Pose to Israel?

Israel has made eliminating the threat from the Gaza-based militant group a central war aim, but it’s not entirely clear at what point that condition will be met.  

Israeli soldiers exit a tunnel that Hamas reportedly used on October 7th to attack Israel.