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October 30, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Election 2020 Is Almost Over, Maybe

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: where things stand four days before Election Day.

Three people stand behind privacy screens to cast their vote while another walks in front of them carrying a ballot to a voting booth.

August 25, 2005

Europe
EUROPEAN UNION: The French & Dutch Referendums

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of the French and Dutch "no" votes to the EU constitution?They have dealt the EU constitution a potentially fatal blow, experts say. All 25 m…

August 5, 2020

China
China's Retrograde Rural Land Policies

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, rural land reform is a perennial problem for the Chinese government.

A man rides past houses at Furong village, Hunan province, China, May 10, 2018.

May 27, 2014

Ukraine
One Year After Ukraine’s ‘Orange Revolution’

This publication is now archived. What was Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution?”Cfr.org’s Lionel Beehner reports from Kiev: The announcement last November that Viktor Yanukovych—the chosen successor to Leo…

February 18, 2014

Jordan
The Effects of the Amman Bombings on U.S.-Jordanian Relations

This publication is now archived. Jordan’s Worst Terrorist Attacks in HistoryThe recent hotel bombings in Jordan will once again shine the spotlight on U.S.-Jordanian relations. On the surface, relat…

June 28, 2013

Global
Land Reform Revisited

This publication is now archived. IntroductionLand is a sensitive, even sacred, issue in many parts of the world. "I shall never sell the land! Bit by bit, I will dig up the fields and feed the earth…

February 3, 2010

Russia
Russia’s Energy Disputes

Buoyed by high oil prices, Russia finds itself embroiled in a number of disputes with foreign firms looking to tap its underdeveloped oil fields and with its neighbors that grew used to subsidized ga…

September 18, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran: Nuclear Developments

This publication is now archived. What are the latest developments with Iran’s nuclear program?On August 8, Iran announced it would resume uranium-conversion activities at its Isfahan reactor, which …

October 4, 2010

Iran
Timeline: U.S.-Iran Contacts

Since cutting ties in 1979, U.S.-Iran dialogue has been sparse and largely fruitless.

January 28, 2010

Iraq
A National ID Program for Iraq?

Some U.S. analysts recommend a national ID database with biometric cards to identify insurgents in Iraq, but the proposal faces resistance from the U.S. military.