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September 4, 2018

India
Background Brief: Meet the U.S.-India “2+2”

The upcoming U.S.-India "2+2" dialogue marks a new configuration for an existing dialogue begun in the Barack Obama administration. Here's how the consultation has evolved.

India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (L) speaks as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis looks on during a joint news conference in New Delhi, India September 26, 2017.

August 17, 2018

Turkey
We wanted Turkey to be a partner. It was never going to work.

This article was originally published here in The Washington Post on August 17, 2018. In July, a deal to release an American minister jailed in Turkey came apart because, a White House official to…

President Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan

January 17, 2018

Human Trafficking
Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Modern slavery victimizes tens of millions of people. CFR examines the forces driving slavery and the many forms it has taken, including debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States.

Modern Slavery

December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
#MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

MeToo

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.

A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011.

August 31, 2017

Global Governance
How the BRICS Got Here

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have created a meaningful partnership over the last several years, but the rivalry between the bloc’s two most powerful members poses an obstacle to gre…

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

September 24, 2004

India
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, delivers the Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture. The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture is given by a distinguished foreign official who is invited to address CFR mem…

August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Nations Step up Anti–Islamic State Collaboration

Although the Islamic State group has been recruiting Southeast Asians for years, and Southeast Asians who fought with the Islamic State have steadily been trickling back to the region, only in the pa…

Marawi_Philippine National Police_6.29.2017

June 28, 2017

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering June 18 to June 27, was compiled with sup…

South Korean foreign minister

June 27, 2017

India
Role Reversal: As the United States Steps Back From Global Leadership, India Steps Up

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Washington for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, he will find an America rethinking its global leadership role, looking more inw…

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi head back to the Oval Office after delivering joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017.