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January 14, 2019

Afghanistan War
Agonizing Over Afghanistan

The United States should avoid a rapid, unconditional exit from Afghanistan but also minimize the costs of staying.

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April 6, 2010

China
The Mekong River: a Major Test for China

Photo Courtesy of Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom When I first started studying the Mekong River’s water levels more than a decade ago, the river still ran relatively high, even in dry season–-high enough…

A boy runs on a dried up reservoir on the Mekong River during a drought affecting the Thai-Lao border area of Wiang Kaen district

July 1, 2010

China
The River Runs Black

Teaching Notes on The River Runs Black by CFR Senior Fellow Elizabeth C. Economy.

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December 13, 2018

Europe
Europe in Disarray

History is far from over in Europe. To the contrary, it is back with a vengeance.

Europe in Disarray

December 2, 2018

United States
What George H.W. Bush's Life Can Teach America About Overcoming the Challenges It Faces Today

Let us mourn the passing of the forty-first president, but also learn from his remarkable life.

Bush 41 in the Oval Office

December 1, 2018

United States
George H.W. Bush: An Appreciation

President George H.W. Bush’s many significant foreign policy achievements left the country and the world better off. 

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November 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia
The Inconvenient Truth About Saudi Arabia

The United States should pressure MBS to act with greater restraint in Yemen and elsewhere.

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October 22, 2018

North Korea
Defining Diplomacy Down

The United States and South Korea are reluctant to give North Korea a test that it might fail.

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October 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia
U.S. Must Shed Its Illusions About Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

The United States should draw a distinction between Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince.

January 18, 2019

Oil and Petroleum Products
OPEC in a Changing World

Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, but the bloc’s influence is on the wane as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come to the fore.

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