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November 2, 2018

United States
Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

November 2, 2018—Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second…

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

August 2, 2018

Refugees and Displaced Persons
The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven’t Heard About

The United Nations Refugee Agency reports that one person is forcibly displaced from their home every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution. We have seen the photographs of Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon, and read about Somali refugees flooding into Yemen. Worldwide, refugees—citizens who flee their own country for another—number more than 20 million. But that number is dwarfed by a more silent and devastating crisis: the over 40 million who are internally displaced. 

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July 10, 2018

Europe
Trump Goes to Europe

President Trump goes to Europe this week. Its leaders are bracing for the impact.

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May 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 25, 2018

This week: GDPR enters into force, CFIUS reform, a UK cabinet minister outlines the law applicable to cyberspace, and sinkholing a Russian botnet. 

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October 6, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Counter-Jihad in the Islamic World

Expert Robin Wright discusses the unfolding developments of the Arab Spring with CFR’s Isobel Coleman. Wright argues that a "counter-jihad" is happening, which is "challenging the political status qu…

August 19, 2014

Drug Policy
Designing a Global Coalition of Medicines Regulators

Globalization has transformed the marketplace for medicines in recent decades, giving rise to new threats including the poor traceability of global supply chains, counterfeit and substandard medicine…

November 30, 2011

Political Movements
Tehran’s Growing Tensions with the West

The attack on the UK embassy in Tehran was clearly endorsed by the regime and signals more troubles ahead on the effort to contain its nuclear program, says expert Robin Wright.

December 7, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran Nuclear Talks: A Widening Chasm

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 ended with plans to meet in Istanbul next month, but the differences between the two sides suggest a long road ahead dotted with meetings that don’t go very far, says …

December 28, 2009

Iran
Understanding Iran’s Protest Movement

Veteran journalist Robin Wright, who covered the 1979 Iranian Revolution, says Iran’s disparate but resilient protest coalition is motivated by a desire to reform the country’s governing system.