August 1, 2017
To address a migration emergency that shows no signs of abating, states should look beyond building refugee camps and offer economic opportunities to those displaced, says expert Alexander Betts.
March 27, 2002
The latest issue of the Council on Foreign Relations’ semiannual publication, Correspondence: An International Review of Culture and Society, reports on what the U.S. media may have missed in coverag…
March 15, 2018
The poisoning of former double agent Sergei V. Skripal in the UK indicates that Russia may have abandoned some unspoken rules of espionage. CIA veteran Jack Devine examines the history and current state of spy-craft.
September 9, 2011
As concerns grow over Afghanistan’s ability to govern, USAID’s J. Alexander Thier discusses development successes and challenges, singling out infrastructure and energy as critical areas for investme…
March 22, 2006
In light of a disappointing performance by the Belarus democratic opposition, dissident Alexander Kozulin tells cfr.org his supporters will never stop trying to liberalize society in the former Sovie…
March 29, 2017
President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…
April 20, 2016
As countries prepare to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, the work to reduce global carbon emissions is only beginning, says CFR’s Michael Levi.
February 13, 2015
While the ISIS executions of two Japanese hostages have reinvigorated a public debate about the country’s postwar pacifism, recent moves by Tokyo to revise its counterterrorism policies should be vie…
September 19, 2014
While the UN climate summit will not deliver binding commitments to cut carbon emissions, real action on climate policy is occurring on the domestic front, says CFR’s Michael Levi.
June 4, 2014
Syria’s presidential elections help the Assad regime consolidate power and boost the regional influence of Iran and Hezbollah, says expert Michael Young.