January 30, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the importance of managing public expectations amid major foreign policy initiatives.
January 19, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy
January 24, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968 and discusses the idea that raw power does not always ensure success in foreign policy.
January 12, 2012
China’s rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.
February 28, 2012
The UN Human Rights Council is emerging as an increasingly relevant player in the Syrian crisis. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the revived global human rights forum.
February 14, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 and discusses the importance of diplomacy in international relations.
March 15, 2012
The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…
March 14, 2012
A second tier of middle-income powers is emerging beyond the BRICS alliance of Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick discusses how these countries complicate traditi…
April 27, 2012
CFR’s Sheila Smith highlights the significance of the U.S.-Japan Summit as the first state visit by the Democratic Party’s Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, which features a broad agenda and comes at a…
April 17, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961, and discusses the importance of preparing for failure and planning accordingly.