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September 13, 2018

Military Operations
CFR Welcomes Visiting Fellows

September 11, 2018—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2018–19 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspe…

March 29, 2004

United States
Berger Lays Out a Democratic President’s Foreign Strategy

In the May/June 2004 Issue of Foreign Affairs... Despite what many think, the foreign policy debate in the coming election is as much about means as ends, argues former National Security Adviser S…

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series with Samuel R. Berger

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Meeting

January 3, 2018

Japan
Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

Japan’s choices in a changing Asia will define the region’s future and will have tremendous impact on U.S. policy in Asia. Japanese today, like their neighbors on the Korean peninsula and in China, a…

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks take part in an annual training session with Mount Fuji in the background at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, Japan August 24, 2017.

February 19, 2014

Yemen
Countering Terrorism: An Institution-Building Approach for Yemen

Benn Steil and Dinah Walker argue that the ECB's bank stress tests will roil rather than calm markets if recapitalization funds are not set aside in advance, as they were in the case of the highly successful U.S. tests in 2009.

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series: Samuel Berger, former National Security Adviser

Watch former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger discuss, as part of the Council's HBO History Maker Series, his service during the Clinton administration and the foreign policy issues he dealt w…

February 10, 2017

United States
The Legal Fight Over Trump’s Authority

The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains …

December 22, 2011

Radicalization and Extremism
SAVE Supporting Document: Creating a Partner

Overview This paper focuses on identifying the nature and characteristics of members of two groups of former extremists: former Palestinian and Israeli militants and former U.S. gang members. By e…

December 6, 2017

Japan
Episode 8: The Character of Japanese Nationalism

Professor Thomas Berger examines the causes and constituencies of Japan’s contrasting nationalisms and how they interact with the national identities of Japan’s neighbors.

Podcast Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe salutes Japan's national flag as he reviews Japan Self-Defence Forces troops during an annual ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka on October 27, 2013.

February 11, 2015

Guatemala
Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

The news and statistics from Guatemala are anything but reassuring. More than half the nation’s sixteen million citizens live in poverty. Worse, almost one in two children under five suffer from chro…