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October 29, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Isolationism

In his new book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World, CFR Senior Fellow Charles A. Kupchan explores the nation's past to uncover the ideological and political…

CFR Teaching Notes for Isolationism by Charles A. Kupchan

September 15, 2020

Coronavirus
CFR Master Class Series With Thomas Bollyky

For the first time in recorded history, bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents do not cause the majority of deaths or disabilities in any region of the world. However, humankind's progress ag…

Play A scientist holds cells that produce antibodies against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in a university lab in Athens, Greece,

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

May 9, 2018

Religion
The Immigration Debate

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Camille J. Mackler, and Shannon K. O'Neil, with Julia Preston moderating, discuss the immigration debate, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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September 18, 2016

China
China Can Now Organize Its Own (Financial) Coalitions of the Willing

Just before the global financial crisis, I wrote a paper on the geostrategic implications of the United States’ growing external debt—and specifically about the fact that the U.S.’s main external cre…

May 20, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: It’s the Economy, Stupid

A Gallup poll out this week found that the economy remains the country’s top concern. Eighteen percent of Americans flag the “economy in general” as the most important problem facing the nation, whil…

A flag flies in front of the blast furnaces at the now-closed Bethlehem Steel mill in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

October 28, 2015

United States
The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy

Experts discuss the future of immigration policy in the United States, focusing on immigrants from Central and South America.

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May 23, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: One Year After Obama’s Drone Speech

Harold Hongju Koh, “Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech,” JustSecurity.org, May 23, 2014. The President’s historic move in that speech was to call for the eventual re…

Obama NDU speech

October 18, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, the CIA, and Polls on Syria and Iran

“Drop the Pilot,” Economist, October 19, 2013. A 2009 poll in three of the tribal agencies found 52% of respondents believed drone strikes were accurate and 60% said they weakened militant groups. O…

Afghan policemen keep watch during celebrations for Afghan New Year. (Sobhani/Courtesy Reuters)

April 26, 2013

Americas
Two Nations Indivisible

Teaching Notes on Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead by CFR Senior Fellow Shannon K. O’Neil.

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