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May 29, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the…

July 10, 2018

Europe
Brexit: A Conversation With Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier discusses the state of the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, what is at stake, and what needs to be achieved by the 2019 deadline.

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December 15, 2017

United States
Why The Trade Balance (Still) Matters

It is a useful indicator (even for the U.S.)

Why The Trade Balance (Still) Matters

November 6, 2017

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter's most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. Sovereignty Enhanced, Not Undermined, by International Cooperation, Writes Stewart Patrick in New CFR Book

October 31, 2017—When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord in June, President Donald J. Trump justified the move as a necessary reassertion of U.S. sovereignty. In The Sovereignty…

The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World

March 30, 2017

Global
Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.

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September 28, 2016

United States
The Impact of Trade on U.S. Labor Markets: What Do We Know?

Experts discuss the relationship between U.S. trade policy and labor markets.

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June 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Are U.S. Efforts Successfully Countering Terrorism in Africa?

This post was co-authored by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn and Andrea Walther-Puri. Cheryl is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. Andrea is a researcher focusing on security sector reform and …

Countering Terrorism

September 15, 2015

Global
A Conversation With Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama delivers the John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture.

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June 23, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Greece and Its Creditors Should Do a Guns-For-Pensions Deal

IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard has said that Greece needs to slash pension spending by 1% of GDP in order to reach its new budget targets.  The Greek government continues to resist, arguing…

Greece and Its Creditors Should Do a Guns-For-Pensions Deal