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March 2, 2011

United States
Secretary Gates’s Strategic Thinking

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s recent West Point speech promoted the need for better strategic thinking by the U.S. military to supplant a current emphasis on counterinsurgency tactics and natio…

November 9, 2006

United States
Sick: Expect ‘Realism and Pragmatism’ From Gates in Pentagon

Gary G. Sick, a prominent expert on Iran, worked with Robert M. Gates in the White House during the Ford and Carter administrations. He says the nomination of Gates to replace Donald M. Rumsfeld as s…

April 28, 2017

China
Can China Become the World’s Clean Energy Leader?

China seems poised to surpass the United States in leading clean energy innovation and climate change response, but Beijing faces internal challenges to energy reform.

October 21, 2015

Russia
The Perils of a New Cold War

Mistrust between Western powers and Russia rivals the worst days of the Cold War, raising the dangerous prospect of escalating tensions between the two sides, says expert Dimitri Simes.

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.

June 4, 2015

Turkey
Will Turkish Voters Thwart Erdogan’s Ambitions?

The Justice and Development Party is not expected to lose its majority in Turkey’s June 7 elections, but a boost for the opposition could rein in the incumbents on matters of democracy, the economy, …

January 21, 2015

United States
The President’s Missed Opportunity

President Obama missed a chance in his annual address to make a case for bipartisan initiatives and failed to present a convincing defense of his foreign policy, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.

July 9, 2014

Global
Tremors from the BNP Paribas Case

The BNP Paribas case demonstrates the growing rigor of U.S. prosecutions of illicit finance, and will have implications for markets and the global banking industry, says expert Juan C. Zarate.

October 29, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Spying Casts Shadow Over Atlantic Alliance

European outrage over NSA surveillance speaks to a larger disappointment with President Obama’s inability to strike a better balance between security and civil liberties, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

August 5, 2013

Pakistan
How to Read the U.S.-Pakistani Restart

Can Washington and Islamabad build a new strategic relationship? CFR’s Daniel Markey says John Kerry and Nawaz Sharif are off to a friendly start, but big obstacles remain on counterterror cooperatio…