November 27, 2006
Hugo Chávez poses a challenge to U.S. interests in the Americas.
Just how much of a challenge, though, is a matter of disagreement among experts. With Venezuelan oil revenues soaring a…
November 14, 2016
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
June 5, 2008
Syria has more often than not represented a problem for U.S. foreign policy.
Its unwillingness to make peace with Israel, close ties to Iran, political and military interference in Leb…
April 2, 2007
Immigration reform is one of the most divisive issues confronting U.S. policymakers.
The rise in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States over the past ten years—from five…
February 16, 2007
Three years ago, the Council on Foreign Relations launched a commission to examine U.S. policy in the Andean region and the Colombian conflict.
The result, Andes 2020: A New Strategy f…
June 1, 2006
The recent nuclear deal concluded between the Bush administration and the government of India has highlighted tensions between two widely held American foreign policy objectives: strength…
The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever.
March 1, 2006
A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States has the potential to make the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, look like a historical footnote.
In addition to the imme…
September 30, 2005
Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…
May 16, 2005
Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world.
Although many Muslims are angry at wh…