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February 11, 2007

Emerging Markets
Highly recommended: Joanna Chung on disappearing developing country debt

I usually talk about the growth of the foreign exchange reserves of key emerging economies, but another feature of the past few years has been the fall in their external sovereign debt.   Joanna Chun…

August 15, 2012

Defense and Security
Paul Ryan Likes Bernard Lewis and Free Trade

CNN’s Jamie Crawford has a nice piece summarizing Paul Ryan’s foreign policy views. Besides offering a sense of some of the countries the GOP vice presidential nominee has visited in recent years, th…

Paul Ryan addresses supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters)

September 14, 2018

Financial Markets
The Dangerous Myth We Still Believe About the Lehman Brothers Bust

The new consensus about the cause of the 2008 financial crisis is seductive — and misleading. Sebastian Mallaby presents an alternative opinion.

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City.

July 10, 2017

China
Why Beijing Fails to Fight Human Trafficking

Despite a verbal commitment to international standards, the Chinese government lacks the political will to take on trafficking and protect broader human rights.

Relatives of detained rights lawyers and activists protest in front of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, July 7, 2017.

October 15, 2009

Media
A Bleak Outlook on the Impossibility of Sustained Foreign Correspondence

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

June 6, 2018

North Korea
North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.

Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang.

February 10, 2004

Iraq
Gaddis: Bush Pre-emption Doctrine The Most Dramatic Policy Shift Since Cold War

John Lewis Gaddis, a noted historian of U.S. foreign policy, says the Bush administration’s pre-emption doctrine is “the most dramatic and most significant shift” in Washington’s international strate…

June 3, 1999

United States
Elise Lewis, Council Membership and Fellowship Affairs Executive, Named New Vice President

June 3,1999, New York City - Elise Carlson Lewis has been promoted to Vice President for Membership and Fellowship Affairs, Leslie H. Gelb, President of the Council on Foreign Relations announced tod…

May 7, 2018

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Teaching Notes for The Marshall Plan, written by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil

Marshall Plan Teaching Notes

April 2, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.