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August 4, 2015

China
How to Make Compromise Compelling: Christensen and Goldstein on U.S.-China Relations

Sitting on the beach—or less fortuitously in an office—with nothing better to do in the last weeks of summer than read a few books on U.S.-China relations? You might want to pick up the new books by …

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets China's President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit, in The Hague March 24 2014. Obama began crisis talks with his European allies on Monday after Ukraine announced the evacuation of its troops from Crimea, effectively yielding the region to Russian forces which stormed one of Kiev's last bases there. Obama, who has imposed tougher sanctions on Moscow than European leaders over its seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, will seek support for his fi

May 29, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: George Pataki, GOP Presidential Candidate

Would you come out of retirement and put your record of never having lost an election on the line in a long-shot bid to be president? George Pataki is doing just that. The three-time governor of New …

Pataki-Foreign-Policy

December 12, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Religious Leaders Advise Political Candidates

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard. Emily is a researcher for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation working on their Religion & Geopolitics resource (religionandgeopolitics.org) in London, England, and…

Buhari 2014

October 4, 2014

Americas
Put North America First, CFR Task Force Recommends to U.S. Government

A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for str…

July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: World War I Poetry

“I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Most Americans know the opening lines of the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer. What they probably don’t know is that Kilmer was a war hero—t…

World-War-I-Poetry

October 1, 2014

Americas
North America

A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for str…

September 3, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa, The Summit and Development

This is a guest post by Owen Cylke. Mr. Cylke is a development professional and a retired senior foreign service officer with U.S. Agency for International Development. References to development (ev…

U.S.-Africa Summit

February 3, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Myth of Isolationism, in Africa, at Least

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Kenyan workers pluck tea leaves using a new machine at the Uniliver Tea farm in Kericho, 300km west of the capital, Nairobi.

October 23, 2013

Americas
3D Printing: Challenges and Opportunities for International Relations

Experts discuss the challenges and opportunities of 3D printing.