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The Elihu Root Lecture

This lecture invites a distinguished American to reflect on his or her professional experience and how it applies to contemporary American foreign policymaking.

February 10, 2017

United States
The Legal Fight Over Trump’s Authority

The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains …

January 5, 2017

United States
Reforming the National Security Council: What's Necessary?

Experts discuss potential reforms to the National Security Council.

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January 22, 2016

United States
Foreign Policy and the 2016 Primaries

Experts discuss the role that foreign policy will play in the upcoming contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

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December 29, 2015

Politics and Government
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2015

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2015 who throu…

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June 19, 2015

Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen. 

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June 18, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Islam and the Self-Proclaimed Islamic State

Experts discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the state of violent extremism.

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June 16, 2015

Defense and Security
Top Ten Findings of the CIA Inspector General’s Report on 9/11

Last week, in response to long-standing FOIA requests, the CIA declassified—with significant redactions—five documents related to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The most notable was a J…

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March 12, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Countering ISIS Extremism in Cyberspace: Time for Clear, Hold, and Build?

In countering the violent extremism of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), understanding and responding to ISIS’ online activities have become important challenges. Two recent reports add to …

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February 11, 2015

Guatemala
Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

The news and statistics from Guatemala are anything but reassuring. More than half the nation’s sixteen million citizens live in poverty. Worse, almost one in two children under five suffer from chro…