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February 5, 2020

Ukraine
Ukraine: Conflict at the Crossroads of Europe and Russia

Ukraine has struggled to forge an independent path, torn between Europe and the United States in the West and its long-standing ties to Russia in the East.

An anti-government protester sits on a monument during clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 20, 2014.

March 29, 2012

Politics and Government
A Conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski

SAM FEIST: Good evening. Hello. Thank you for joining us. Welcome to the Council. My name is Sam Feist. I'm the Washington bureau chief at CNN. Before I introduce our special guest, I'll remind you …

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March 29, 2012

Politics and Government
A Conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski

Dr. Bzrezinski shares his vision for U.S. foreign policy goals in the current global geopolitical context.

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August 25, 2020

Lessons From History Series—The Iranian Hostage Crisis

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary Desert One prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Friday, August 21. Please join our …

Play Blindfolded U.S. hostages and their Iranian captors outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, 1979.

November 18, 2003

Iraq
Brzezinski: ’America Lacks International Credibility’

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, sharply attacks the Bush administration’s handling of foreign policy, asserting that despite its worl…

February 10, 2001

Politics and Government
State Department Reform

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the military and economic instruments of American power have benefited from renewed attention and resources. However, the forward edge of American nationa…

April 1, 1999

Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Policy Toward Northeastern Europe

During the Cold War Northeastern Europe was a strategic backwater and received relatively little attention in U.S. policy. However, since the end of the Cold War, the region has become an important f…

October 26, 2009

Security Alliances
Foreign Affairs LIVE featuring Zbigniew Brzezinski

Please join Zbigniew Brzezinski for the first Washington installment of the Foreign Affairs LIVE series. The series brings together authors, Council members, and friends of the magazine, for timely, …

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October 26, 2009

Security Alliances
Foreign Affairs LIVE Featuring Zbigniew Brzezinski

Watch Zbigniew Brzezinski offer insight into his recent Foreign Affairs article "An Agenda for NATO," which examines NATO's history and next course of action, as well as his thoughts on the broader c…

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August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …