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November 30, 2016

United States
Michel Temer’s Shrinking Presidency

When he officially became president three months ago, Michel Temer’s game plan was simple and bold: in the roughly eighteen months before the 2018 presidential campaign ramped up, he would undertake …

Brazil's President Michel Temer looks on during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

December 1, 2016

United States
Reading James Madison in Light of Twitter and Donald Trump

The 2016 election, and its aftermath, has been filled with troubling information about online aspects of American politics. These problems include use of social media to disseminate misinformation an…

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January 9, 2015

Politics and Government
Sri Lanka’s Victory for Democracy

In a stunning upset today, Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena defeated ten-year incumbent strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena is a former member of President Rajapaksa’s cabinet who defecte…


January 2, 2013

Financial Markets
The Battle of Bretton Woods

A remarkably deft work of storytelling that reveals how the blueprint for the postwar economic order was actually drawn.

April 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Should Obama Arm the Libyan Rebels?

A sign displayed during prayers in Benghazi on April 1, 2011. (STR New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Should the United States arm the rebels fighting to oust Muammar Qaddafi? After initial signs…

Man holds a sign during prayers in Benghazi on April 1, 2011.

May 5, 2011

Arab Spring, Turkish Fall on ForeignPolicy.com

Protesters hold a Turkish flag and signs during a demonstration to show their solidarity with the protesters in Deraa, in the Syrian port city of Banias. The signs read, "Greetings to Turkey's Pr…

Arab Spring, Turkish Fall on ForeignPolicy.com

September 24, 2010

A Conversation with Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

DONNA HRINAK: Well, good morning, everyone, and welcome -- today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. I'm Donna Hrinak, and before I introduce our distinguished guest, there are a few administrat…

September 24, 2010

A Conversation with Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, discusses Colombia's economic advances, as well as new security measures to combat militants and drug warlords.

December 14, 2009

Political History and Theory
"The Sinews of Power": Rediscovering the Foundations of National Strength

This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today. The Sine…