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October 16, 2019

Turkey
The President's Inbox: Henri Barkey and Steven Cook on the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Henri Barkey, CFR’s adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies, and Steven Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Midd…

A boy waves a Turkish flag as a Turkish military vehicle drives through a town near the Turkey-Syria border on October 16.

September 18, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Conflict as an Academic Discipline: It’s Not All Doom-and-Gloom

Although there are challenges facing the study of cyber conflict, they are not insurmountable. 

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June 13, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
An Uptick in Somali Piracy Caused by a Wave of Poor Maritime Decision-Making

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is the creator of the AREA Method, a decision-making system for individuals and companies to solve complex problems. Cheryl is the founder of CSE Consulting and the author of t…

Uptick in Somali Piracy NATO Funding

April 12, 2017

Monetary Policy
When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

There is no single definition of manipulation, to be sure—so no way of definitively answering the question. Over the last ten or so years, manipulation has been equated with "buying foreign exchange …

When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

September 8, 2016

Policy Activity in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Richard C. Eich…

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September 20, 2015

Cuba
The Pope’s Cuba Test

The Pope’s visit to Cuba is of course a test of the regime: how much of a crackdown will it undertake to prevent him from seeing a single demonstrator or dissident? But it is also a test of Pope Fra…

July 24, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Obama’s Terrorism Mistake

In an interview conducted yesterday, President Barack Obama made the following comment to BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel: You mentioned the issue of guns, that is an area where if you ask me whe…

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July 14, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Governor Chris Christie, GOP Presidential Candidate

One hundred and three years have passed since the last time a sitting New Jersey governor was elected president. Current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hopes to break that streak. He announced tw…

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey

October 27, 2014

Digital Policy
Kissinger on Cyberspace

In 1954, U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles delivered a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) threatening massive nuclear retaliation as the basis of American foreign policy. Many …

Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger waves to the media as he leaves the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 24, 2002. (Kieran Doherty/Courtesy Reuters)

October 3, 2014

India
Modi’s Tale of Two Visits: Drama in One, Pragmatism and Continuity in the Other

The five-day U.S. visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded earlier this week. He is already back in India, busy launching a new “Clean India” campaign complete with before-and-after pho…

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