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June 12, 2024

Military Operations
Sea Power: The U.S. Navy and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Navy’s dominance of the world’s oceans has made it an indispensable foreign policy tool and a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about its futu…

Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea.

June 11, 2024

United States
Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Political Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

Delegates cheer on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

June 11, 2024

Politics and Government
The Changing Role of Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Conventions

The quadrennial U.S. presidential nominating conventions often focus on domestic themes. But they have at times been flavored by global economic concerns and national security threats, offering compe…

June 4, 2024

Digital Policy
Shaping the Future: Lessons from 20 Years of Digital Cooperation

Last week, world leaders met on WSIS' 20th anniversary. In keeping with WSIS commitments, leaders need to boost digital skills, use AI to advance the SDGs, and tackle tech's climate impact to create …

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks at the inaugural session of the second U.N.'s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis on November 16, 2005

May 31, 2024

United States
Digital Diplomacy's New Dawn—Decoding Foreign Disinformation and Fostering Resilience

Liz Allen, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, discusses her role in countering disinformation, combatting foreign malign influence, and fostering a resilient global…

Play Men are silhouetted against a blue screen as they hold up their smartphones.

May 31, 2024

U.S. Foreign Policy
Washington’s Ill-Fated Mideast Ambitions

U.S. administrations have backed sweeping efforts for societal change in the Middle East in recent decades, with poor results. But Washington can still achieve more modest, essential goals in the reg…

U.S. Marines walk toward a helicopter while carrying a portrait of toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

May 31, 2024

Israel
U.S. Aid to Israel in Four Charts

Israel has long been the leading recipient of U.S. foreign aid, including military support. That aid has come under heightened scrutiny amid Israel’s monthslong war to eliminate Hamas.

U.S. and Israeli army officers talk in front a Patriot missile defense system.

May 29, 2024

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Avian Flu Outbreak and Preventing the Next Pandemic

Jennifer Nuzzo, senior fellow senior fellow for global health at CFR, discusses the spread of the avian influenza in poultry and dairy cows in the United States and risks that zoonotic diseases pose …

Play Bird Flu

May 28, 2024

North Korea
The North Korean and Chinese Threats Are Growing. But so Is the Trilateral Response.

With renewed support from Russia and China, there are fears that a North Korean crisis is coming. In light of this, the trilateral security relationship among the United States, Japan, and South Kore…

Biden Yoon and Kishida

May 22, 2024

International Criminal Court
The Role of the ICC

The International Criminal Court was created to bring justice to the world’s worst war criminals, but debate over the court still rages.

Judges are pictured in the courtroom during the trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court.