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May 25, 2006

Iran
Kerr: U.S. Should Offer Not to Seek Iran Regime Change

Paul Kerr, a nonproliferation expert for the Arms Control Association, says any international deal worked out with Iran should include a pledge by the United States not to seek regime change in Iran …

October 18, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
Election 2020 Foreign Policy Roundup: The Democratic Debate, Trade Policy, and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday night’s debate allotted just twenty-two minutes to foreign policy. It’s doubtful the audience came away from that brief conversation with a deeper understanding of what the candidates hope to…

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren debate during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

October 16, 2019

Haiti
What’s Driving the Protests in Haiti?

Anti-government protests could mean humanitarian crisis in Haiti, a country with a long history of instability.

October 10, 2019

China
Game On: The NBA Runs Afoul of China but Scores Big

The facts are not in dispute. On October 6, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted: “Fight for Freedom: Stand with Hong Kong,” igniting a political firestorm in Beijing. Other Rockets he…

Fans in LeBron James jerseys pose for pictures with Chinese flags near security personnel outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena before the NBA exhibition game between Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, October 10, 2019.

October 1, 2019

El Salvador
Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle

The U.S. government is struggling to respond to another large wave of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, and corruption in the Central American region.

A child sits outside her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

September 3, 2013

Wars and Conflict
New From CFR: Alexandra Kerr on the Resource Curse

In a guest post on Stewart Patrick’s blog, Alexandra Kerr, program coordinator of CFR’s International Institutions and Global Governance program, discusses the need for transparency in solving the "r…

Miners pan for diamonds in eastern Sierra Leone, April 2012 (Courtesy Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly).

July 30, 2019

Central America
Central American Migration, With Paul J. Angelo

Paul J. Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the causes and repercussions of migration from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and …

Podcast Migrants from Honduras en route to the United States.

August 30, 2019

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 30, 2019

U.S. cyberattack diminished Iran’s ability to target oil tankers; U.S.-China tech decoupling continues; U.S. government prepares for 2020 election ransomware attacks; and malicious code used by Chine…

Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018.

August 27, 2019

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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August 20, 2019

United States
Back-to-School Reading Special

Every year CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I record a summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. We usually do it in June as we entertain visions of leisurely summer days yet to co…

Books