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May 12, 2020

World Order
Navigating the Global Era, With Richard Haass

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the new book The World: A Brief Introduction, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss why it’s important to get smarter a…

Podcast People hold up inflatable world globes during World Environment Day celebrations in central Sydney, Australia.

May 19, 2020

Education
Higher Education Webinar: "The World" With CFR President Richard N. Haass

Council on Foreign Relations 05/19/20 Higher Education Webinar: "The World" With CFR President Richard N. Haass

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July 13, 2020

Defense and Security
Demographics of the U.S. Military

Deployed around the world, the armed forces are a pillar of U.S. power and influence abroad. But many civilians are unfamiliar with their composition. How much does the military resemble U.S. society…

Women serving in the United States Air Force stand in salute.

July 10, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Five POW Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about prisoners of war.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Unbroken/Amazon; The Bridge on the River Kwai/Golden Globes; The Deer Hunter/IMDB; The Great Escape/ABC; Stalag 17/History Net; Rescue Dawn/IMP Awards.

June 15, 2020

World Order
The World Waits for No Country

While the United States has turned inward, focusing primarily on domestic challenges, history has not stopped.

Trump walks away

May 12, 2020

World Order
New Book by CFR President Richard Haass a Primer to Help Readers Better Understand Today's Interconnected World

“This is a critical time to understand what is taking place in the world, why it is taking place, and how it will affect our lives,” writes Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relat…

July 3, 2020

Politics and Government
Five Movie Biographies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about people who changed the course of world history.

Five Movie Biographies Worth Watching

July 1, 2020

Political History and Theory
Living in History

Whether you think we are making history or repeating it, it’s safe to say we are living in a historic time. In this episode, Why It Matters asks three historians to weigh in on how to use the past to…

Podcast Hong Kong protester reads book while sitting

June 19, 2020

United States
Five Foreign-Policy Satires Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: classic satires.

The movie posters from The Great Dictator (yellow with Charlie Chaplin over a globe), Dr. Strangelove (black and white actor smoking a cigarette), In the Loop (two silhouettes, one with U.S. flag the other with the UK flag), MASH (a hand with the peace sign and an army helmet on the finger), Catch-22 (a man walks away from a plane wreckage in the desert), and Wag the Dog (a tape recorder with the presidential seal) arranged in one picture.

May 27, 2020

Grand Strategy
Trump’s Foreign Policy Doctrine? The Withdrawal Doctrine.

President Trump’s penchant for going it alone makes little sense in a world increasingly defined by global challenges that can best be met through collective action.

President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.