December 2, 2011Saudi Arabia
The United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia has been one of the cornerstones of U.S. policy in the Middle East for decades. Despite their substantial differences in history, culture, and govern…
September 2, 2008Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Overview In 2000 the Council on Foreign Relations established the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies to examine issues at the intersection of global politics and economics. Few is…
May 7, 2007International Organizations
Overview The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II. Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…
June 22, 2022Saudi Arabia
The United States and Saudi Arabia both stand to benefit by renewing their central strategic partnership, argue Steven A. Cook and Martin S. Indyk.
November 14, 2016Israel
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.