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September 17, 2010

International Organizations
Crisis of Relevance at the UN

The UN’s sixty-fifth General Assembly opens this week amid rumblings about the UN’s relevance. But CFR’s Stewart Patrick says that while there are many international venues for multilateral cooperati…

July 28, 2008

International Law
The Dilemma of International Justice

Stewart M. Patrick, a former member of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff, discusses the utility of international courts in combating rampant rights abuses.

November 12, 2015

India
The Promise of a U.S.-India Partnership

The United States and India should seize the chance to spur trade, security, and other ties and advance democratic values globally, says expert Joseph S. Nye Jr.

September 17, 2015

Vatican City
The Pope’s Soft-Power Push

Pope Francis will use his upcoming high-level visits to the U.S. and UN to press the concerns of the poor and marginalized, says expert Kenneth Himes.

July 17, 2014

Germany
Will U.S.-Germany Relations Recover?

U.S.-Germany relations have plunged to new lows, but the alliance is far greater than the recent controversy over espionage, says expert Karen Donfried.

June 19, 2013

Heads of State and Government
Obama’s Broader Message in Berlin

The president’s speech combined lofty idealism and pragmatic realism at the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Wednesday, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

January 21, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Fifty Years On, What JFK Did, and Didn’t, Achieve

Fifty years after JFK’s inaugural, presidential historian Robert Dallek observes that Kennedy remains the most popular American president even though his days in office didn’t yield many domestic suc…

October 22, 2012

Political History and Theory
Lessons From the Cuban Missile Crisis

The myth about how the United States won the Cuban missile crisis made it more difficult for presidents to do what common sense dictated, says CFR president emeritus Les Gelb.

July 12, 2012

Elections and Voting
A South African Take on the U.S. Race

Between enthusiasm for President Obama’s pro-democracy message and appreciation for the Democratic Party’s support for the anti-apartheid movement, South Africans strongly favor Obama’s reelection, s…

April 17, 2012

China
China’s Leadership Shift in Disarray

Politician Bo Xilai’s sudden fall from grace unmasks long-discussed corruption within the political ranks and undermines a smooth leadership transition for the Communist Party, says CFR’s Elizabeth E…