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May 6, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Century of Think Tanks

Richard Haass, Thierry de Montbrial, Robin Niblett, and Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal discuss how think tanks can stay relevant and credible in a time when distrust of experts is rampant. The conversatio…

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April 14, 2017

China
Myanmar–China Pipeline, Malaysian Disappearances, Japan’s Population Problem, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. At last, Myanmar–China pipeline opens for business. This Tuesday, the first…

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Annual Report 2018

The 2018 Annual Report from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a review of the year's meetings, outreach, publications, and events. It also includes highlights from the Corporate Program, Council of Councils, CFR Campus, and Independent Task Force Program.

January 11, 2015

Human Rights
France: Solidarity with Journalists, but not Jews

The massive march today in France is a wonderful sight in many ways, and represents France’s rejection of efforts to crush freedom of expression and especially to ban criticism of Islam. But in addi…

February 1, 1998

Economic Crises
Riding the Tigers

Overview The Asian financial market meltdown and the fierce debate over the U.S. role in a bail-out tend to obscure the huge scale of American exports to the region, currently $200 billion a year…

August 4, 2014

Market-Oriented Development  

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Rodney W. Nichols, president a…

Women carry silage on their backs in the High Atlas, Morocco, August 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Eve Coulon).

June 13, 2018

North Korea
Assessing the Summit

Panelists discuss the threats posed by a nuclear North Korea and the Trump-Kim summit meeting.

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February 17, 2013

Egypt
Egyptian Realities

It would be far easier to understand Egypt if the trend lines pointed up or down, rather than presenting an immensely complex picture. But consider two groups of issues: relations with Hamas, and res…

February 11, 2014

United States
Amid Tighter Budgets, U.S. Army Rebalancing and Refocusing

With the deployment in Afghanistan winding down and facing significant budget cuts, the U.S. Army finds itself in a period of transition. Army chief of staff Raymond Odierno joins CNN's James Sciutto…

February 11, 2014

United States
Amid Tighter Budgets, U.S. Army Rebalancing and Refocusing

With the deployment in Afghanistan winding down and facing significant budget cuts, the U.S. Army finds itself in a period of transition. Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno joins CNN's James Sciu…