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September 8, 2005

United States
Interview with Laurence Simon on offers of international aid after Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina struck the United States’ Gulf Coast, leaving an estimated $200 billion damage in its wake, countries from around the globe lined up to offer material aid, cash, and condolenc…

May 7, 2019

International Law
Four Challenges for International Law and Cyberspace: Sartre, Baby Carriages, Horses, and Simon & Garfunkel Part 2

For years states and scholars have struggled with questions of when and how international law applies to cyberspace. The final post in the two-part series will provide imagery to help grapple with th…

Members of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., February 24, 2018.

May 2, 2019

International Law
Four Challenges for International Law and Cyberspace: Sartre, Baby Carriages, Horses, and Simon & Garfunkel Part 1

For years states and scholars have struggled with questions of when and how international law applies to cyberspace. A series of two posts will provide a map to help grapple with some of the most sig…

Members of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., February 24, 2018.

September 27, 2019

Elections and Voting
Election 2020 Foreign Policy Roundup: Treason, Debates, and Progressive Foreign Policy

The 2020 campaign continues even as impeachment talk dominates the news this week. Since I spend a lot of time reading what President Donald Trump’s challengers have to say about foreign policy, as w…

President Trump's Republican contenders debate each other in New York on September 24.

August 28, 2019

United Kingdom
What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like?

The United Kingdom is set to crash out of the European Union on October 31 without an arrangement for what comes next.

Simon Dawson/Reuters

August 26, 2019

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres adjusts his tie.

March 7, 2007

Iraq
Simon: Iraq Conference ‘Important Step’

CFR’s Steven Simon says the multinational conference on Iraq’s security is overdue.

July 5, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Simon: Crisis Aggravated by Weak Israeli and Palestinian Governments

Steven Simon, a leading Middle East expert, says the crisis over the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants may drag on for some time because of the "two new and essentially weak go…

March 11, 2019

United States
Benn Steil, Scholar of the Marshall Plan, Wins American History Book Prize

By Jennifer Schuessler New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/books/scholar-of-the-marshall-plan-wins-american-history-book-prize.html] March 11, 2019 Benn Steil, the author of “…

Benn Steil, Scholar of the Marshall Plan, Wins American History Book Prize

April 8, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Coming Clean: Was Justice Served in the Ivory Coast Trial of Simone Gbagbo?

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Ivorian politics are colorful. Yet it may still surprise …

Laurent and Simone Gbagbo