March 6, 2012
In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.
September 11, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, including the secret negotiations that produced the agreement, what its terms stipulated, and how it failed to …
March 8, 2013
Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…
October 2, 2013
A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government’s defa…
November 25, 2014
President Obama’s executive action on immigration policy is ambitious yet flawed, and Congress must now decide how to proceed, explains CFR’s Edward Alden.
April 27, 2015
The White House and Congress have several differences to reconcile on cybersecurity legislation, explains CFR’s Robert Knake.