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May 18, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Celebrating Ten Years: Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, CFR celebrates a decade of hosting the annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs (CDIA) in collaboration with the Global Access Pip…

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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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December 14, 2021

2021 in Review
We Are the Council on Foreign Relations

For one hundred years, CFR has been examining the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day through its events, books, podcasts, educational products, Foreign Affairs magazine, and award-winning…

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September 11, 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 …

September 25, 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.

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…

November 18, 2014

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.

February 15, 2012

United States
Video Brief: International Trade

The winner of the 2012 presidential election faces an important leadership test on trade, which will have challenges and opportunities, says CFR’s Thomas Bollyky, including leveling the playing field…

February 21, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: Japanese-American Internment During WWII

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and discusses the balance between civil liberties and national security.

December 9, 2011

Global Governance
Napolitano: Securing the U.S. through International Cooperation

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses the importance of bilateral and multilateral security efforts with CFR’s James M. Lindsay.