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August 13, 2015

Heads of State and Government
A Conversation With Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter discusses U.S. foreign policy.

August 17, 2018

Turkey
We wanted Turkey to be a partner. It was never going to work.

This article was originally published here in The Washington Post on August 17, 2018. In July, a deal to release an American minister jailed in Turkey came apart because, a White House official to…

President Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan

March 29, 2015

President Carter and Israel--Again

Jimmy Carter writes about (that is to say, against) Israel once again in The Washington Post today, in a column entitled "Rebuild Gaza." Why is Gaza not being rebuilt? Two reasons. First, Carter say…

August 14, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan at Seventy-One: the Search for a New Pakistan

On Pakistan's seventy-first independence day, the country faces an economic crisis and a terrorism crisis. Whether prime minister–designate Imran Khan can deliver on his promise of a “naya Pakistan” …

Attendees wave Pakistan's national flag while singing national songs at a ceremony to celebrate the country's 71st Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

July 17, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
‘No First Use’ and Nuclear Weapons

Nearly all nuclear weapon states, as a matter of policy, remain ready to use their weapons without having first suffered a nuclear attack.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

June 15, 2018

Taiwan
China-Taiwan Relations

Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen. 

Military honor guards lower the Taiwanese flag, at Liberty Square, in Taipei, Taiwan.

June 12, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker

The Council on Foreign Relations's Nigeria Security Tracker, an effort to catalog and map political violence based on a weekly survey of Nigerian and international press. The data presented includes …

October 5, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
A Conversation with Ashton B. Carter

Watch as Ashton B. Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics, outlines the Obama administration's assessment of defense resources and priorities, and DOD's shifting…

October 5, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
A Conversation with Ashton B. Carter

In a time of increasingly scarce resources, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will be reevaluating spending and reprioritizing defense projects. Please join Ashton B. Carter to discuss the Obama a…