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August 22, 2019

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance

The alliance with Japan has been the cornerstone of U.S. security policy in East Asia for decades, but new challenges from China, North Korea, and within the alliance itself raise questions about its…

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addresses U.S. and Japanese forces at Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, October 24, 2011.

August 10, 2011

Ten Whats With…Kevin Benson

Kevin Benson (Courtesy Univ. of Kansas, Creative Commons License). Quick Bio (2-3 sentences): I was raised in Wisconsin and left after high school to go to West Point, 1973-1977.  I served on active…

Kevin-Benson

August 19, 2019

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 as well as a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about i…

A U.S. cruiser and aircraft carrier during a replenishment-at-sea.

December 15, 2015

Democracy
The Arab Uprisings Five Years On

On the eve of the Arab Uprisings’ fifth anniversary, CFR’s Steven A. Cook surveys the region’s tumult and backslide into autocracy.

The Arab Uprisings Five Years On

July 3, 2019

United States
The Trump Tax Reform, As Seen in the U.S. Balance of Payments Data

The international side of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a real reform, not just a straight-forward cut in the rate. It ended deferral, and shifted to a (mostly) territorial tax system. Yet, judging f…

The Trump Tax Reform, As Seen in the U.S. Balance of Payments Data

May 1, 2017

Energy and Environment
Ecological Disasters

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster involving Britain's BP has direct implications for the environment and economy of at least four U.S. states and could have a lasting impact on U.S. offshore dril…

May 1, 2017

Politics and Government
Political Conventions and Foreign Policy

The quadrennial U.S. presidential nominating conventions are usually dominated by domestic themes. But they have at times been flavored by global economic concerns and national security threats, offe…

May 1, 2017

Heads of State and Government
Leaders Facing Justice

Since 1945, many regime leaders and key figures have been brought before domestic and international courts to answer to charges including genocide, corruption, and crimes against humanity, amid a lar…

May 1, 2017

Somalia
Al-Shabab

The Somalia-based Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab has proved resilient, committing brazen terrorist attacks at home and abroad, despite strategic setbacks in recent years.

April 27, 2017

Energy and Environment
Oil Dependence and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development.