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January 5, 2021

Political History and Theory
The Council on Foreign Relations at 100: The History

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since its inception in 1921, the Council has been guided by an unwavering set of core principles: independence, nonpartisanship, …

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September 25, 2012

Peacekeeping
The Oslo Accords | History Lessons

CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, including the secret negotiations that produced the agreement, what its terms stipulated, and how it failed to …

November 5, 2012

Germany
History Lessons: The Munich Agreement

CFR’s James M. Lindsay reflects on the signing of the Munich Agreement on September 30, 1938 and how the United States can apply the lesson learned to potential threats in the world today.

November 15, 2011

Pakistan
Priorities in U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and the fragility of the Pakistani democracy.

September 5, 2012

United States
America First Committee | History Lessons

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the formation of the America First Committee on September 4, 1941. He discusses the committee’s meteoric rise, its claim that the war in Europe did not threaten Ameri…

October 6, 2015

Asia
Japan-China Relations: Three Things to Know

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China must improve for the Asia-Pacific region to thrive economically and politically, explains CFR’s Sheila Smith.

April 13, 2015

United States
U.S.-Cuba Relations: Three Things to Know

President Obama’s decision to restore relations with Cuba is sensible foreign policy, but a number of obstacles remain on the path to normalization, explains CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.

September 6, 2013

Global
Syria & U.S.-Russian Relations: Three Things to Know

U.S.-Russian disagreement over how to respond to the conflict in Syria is spurring further deterioration in the relationship between Moscow and Washington, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

December 13, 2011

Iraq
U.S.-Iraq Post-Withdrawal Relations

CFR’s Stephen Biddle discusses the increasing emphasis on non-military ties between the United States and Iraq.

October 20, 2011

Libya
International Involvement Post-Qaddafi

Robert Danin, CFR’s senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, argues that the international community needs to remain involved in Libya after Qaddafi’s death.