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December 18, 2013

Intelligence
U.S. Domestic Surveillance

Successive U.S. administrations have sought to justify controversial domestic surveillance programs amid criticism from Congress and rights activists, explains this Backgrounder.

August 22, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Pompeo Staffs Up

Today Secretary of State Pompeo announced the appointment of Steve Biegun to be Special Representative for North Korea. This follows the announcements of Brian Hook as Special Representative for Iran…

September 24, 2019

United Nations
The Role of the UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly hosts a much-watched debate of world leaders each year but has struggled to make its work more substantive. The seventy-fourth session will likely be dominated by issues inclu…

UN Secretary-General speaks at a podium before delegates at the UN headquarters in New York.

September 10, 2019

International Organizations
See How Much You Know About the Immediate Postwar Period

Test your knowledge of the immediate postwar period, including the Marshall Plan and the creation of the United Nations. 

U.S. President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., shake hands at the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945.

September 3, 2019

Treaties and Agreements
See How Much You Know About Treaties and Peace Agreements

Test your knowledge of major treaties and peace agreements, including the Peace of Westphalia and the Treaty of Versailles.

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin shakes hands with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the start of a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1978.

August 27, 2019

Vietnam War
See How Much You Know About the Vietnam War

Test your knowledge of the Vietnam War, from France’s colonial occupation to the U.S. withdrawal.

A dog tag is wedged between panels of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

October 23, 2019

Europe
The President's Inbox: The "Do-or-Die" Brexit Deal with Sebastian Mallaby

This week’s episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Sebastian Mallaby, CFR’s Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics, to discuss the deal that British Prime Minist…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson argues for his Brexit deal in the House of Commons on October 19.

August 19, 2019

Wars and Conflict
See How Much You Know About the Cold War

Test your knowledge of the Cold War, from the Iron Curtain to the Cuban missile crisis.

School children and their teacher peer from beneath the table during New Jersey's first state-wide air raid test.

October 18, 2019

United States
Trump Kills the G7's Legitimacy

Questions of legitimacy have long plagued the G7. The Trump administration's announcement of the Trump National Doral resort as the venue for next year's summit marks a new low.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to a news conference at the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.