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November 13, 2018

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Pairing AI and Nukes Will Lead to Our Autonomous Doomsday

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which transformed how wars are fought and won, the world again stands on the precipice of a dramatic revolution in warfare, this one…

AI

May 29, 2018

North Korea
Trump and North Korea: Total Denuclearization Must Remain the Goal

While the collapse of the Donald Trump-Kim Jung Un summit should cause the president to reconsider how to prepare for head of state summits, it should not alter the Trump administration’s strategic o…

The alternative to complete denuclearization is not simply war, if the goal fails. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

April 18, 2018

Iran
Five Lessons Trump Can Take From the Iran Deal for the North Korea Summit

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un to prepare for a summit meeting went “very smoothly,” demands for a strate…

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, inspects a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile at an undisclosed location on May 14, 2017. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via Getty Images)

April 4, 2017

North Korea
How Trump Can Get Xi to Say "Yes" on North Korea

President Trump has sent a stern warning to Xi Jinping that if China does not help us with North Korea, it will be bad for China and the U.S. will act on its own. Although sounding tough, the Preside…

How Trump Can Get Xi to Say "Yes" on North Korea

February 8, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Election: What to Know

The Giant of Africa’s next president will have to contend with daunting security and economic challenges.

Supporters sit on camels during a campaign rally for President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano.

February 25, 2019

Iran
All This Should Remind You of the Run-Up to the Iraq War

The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America's last major Middle Eastern invasion.

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Mark Milley, President Donald Trump, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo salute as a military honor guard carries the casket of Scott Wirtz, a civilian employee of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency killed along with three members of the U.S. military during a recent attack in Syria, past them during a dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Delaware, U.S., January 19, 2019.

February 20, 2019

Americas
Mexico Is Making the Wrong Bet on Venezuela

Lopez Obrador’s tacit support for Maduro will diminish his political capital at home and abroad.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 26, 2018.

February 15, 2019

Taiwan
The Looming Taiwan Crisis

Forty years of finessing Taiwan’s status may be coming to a dangerous end.

President Tsai Ing-wen attends the annual Han Kuang military drill in Penghu, Taiwan May 25, 2017

February 14, 2019

Russia
How Will the U.S. Respond to Russia-OPEC Cooperation?

Congress is considering a bill that could punish countries for artificially boosting oil prices. What could that mean for warming ties between Russia and Saudi Arabia?

Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images

December 18, 2018

Global
Visualizing 2019: Trends to Watch

Five CFR experts highlight trends worth tracking in the year ahead.

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