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February 23, 2024

Ukraine
How Much Aid Has the U.S. Sent Ukraine? Here Are Six Charts.

Six charts illustrate the extraordinary level of support the United States has provided Ukraine in its war against Russian invaders.

A Ukrainian serviceman carries an artillery shell.

November 30, 2023

China
The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Am…

Kissinger

December 19, 2023

Democracy
What a Democratic Russia Would Mean for the United States

When the Soviet Union collapsed more than thirty years ago, American leaders hoped that Russia would embark on a transition to free-market democracy. Shared democratic values, the thinking went, woul…

January 17, 2024

Democracy
Political Hurdles on Ukraine’s Way to EU Membership

After the 2013–14 Revolution of Dignity, which overthrew a deeply corrupt, Russian-backed regime, Ukraine declared its ambition to integrate into the Euro-Atlantic community of free-market democracie…

May 25, 2023

United States
Kissinger at One Hundred: The CFR Connection

Henry Kissinger, marking his one hundredth birthday, and the Council on Foreign Relations have had a long and substantive affiliation, one that spans the career of the preeminent scholar-practitioner…

Henry Kissinger addresses the audience at the 2013 CFR Corporate Conference.

March 21, 2022

India
Why the Ukraine War Likely Won't Affect India-U.S. Ties

India’s stance in the Russia-Ukraine war has prompted policymakers and analysts in Washington DC to question the depth of the United States (US)-India strategic partnership. As a member of Quad, Indi…

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken meets with India's Foreign Minister Jaishankar in Rome

December 14, 2023

United States
The Humbling of Henry Kissinger

The truth is that his tenure as secretary of state was often rocky, and as full of setbacks as acclaim.

Kissinger

August 16, 2023

United States
Does Fitch’s Downgrade of U.S. Debt Really Matter?

The ratings agency’s decision will have no consequences for the U.S. dollar’s global role, but it highlights the country’s darkening fiscal outlook and governance challenges.

A woman walks past a currency exchange office in Moscow.