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July 5, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.

Nato

August 25, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine in Crisis

The crisis has spiraled into conflict that has killed thousands and continues to feed tensions between Russia and Western powers over Moscow’s support for separatists.

Anti-government protesters at a barricade in Kiev, January 25, 2014.

May 19, 2015

United States
Is U.S. Foreign Policy Making Americans Less Safe?

Senior U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials increasingly warn of the threat of “lone wolf” individuals attempting terror attacks within the United States. These potential perpetrators are…

Intel Senior Officials

March 4, 2015

United States
Charting the Next American Century

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph S. Nye and Author Peter Zeihan discuss the future of U.S. power and global influence with Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer.

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March 4, 2015

United States
The Future of American Power and Influence

Experts discuss the role of the United States in a changing global power structure.

August 28, 2014

Regional Organizations
NATO: Suddenly Relevant, Deeply Divided

Coauthored with Daniel Chardell, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. When Western leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales next week, they will be …

NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during an interview at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on August 11, 2014.

August 28, 2014

Ukraine
NATO’s Brave New World

With crises brewing in Ukraine and the Middle East, the transatlantic alliance must develop new capabilities to address the rising threat of unconventional warfare, says CFR’s Janine Davidson.

August 12, 2014

United States
Guest Post: A Cold Warrior’s Foreign Policy Advice for Obama

Harry Oppenheimer is a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. The conviction of John Foster Dulles—Secretary of State under Eisenhower in the 1950s, shaper of …

Rasmussen on Ukraine 8-11-14

March 28, 2014

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: NATO Foreign Ministers Meet in Brussels, EU Discusses Chronic Diseases, and Syria Ships Out More Chemical Weapons

The World Next Week podcast is up. Stewart Patrick filled in for Bob McMahon this week. Stewart and I discussed NATO’s upcoming foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, the first European Union Chronic…

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry attends a NATO foreign ministers meeting in December. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)

November 1, 2013

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Drones, al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the NSA.

Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, “As Security Deteriorates at Home, Iraqi Leader Arrived in U.S. Seeking Aid,” New York Times, October 31, 2013. Until now, Mr. Maliki was reluctant to openly ask …