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November 6, 2019

Election 2020
The President’s Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is now live. The Iowa caucuses, the formal start of the presidential nominating process, are just three months away. Given that elections matter for U.S. f…

An American flag flies on the edge of the Atlantic ocean.

October 11, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 244 years-old this weekend. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with …

U.S. Navy

August 26, 2019

Grand Strategy
The Case for Restraint: Drawing the Curtain on American Empire

The United States should resist imperial temptations and instead pursue a foreign policy of restraint. 

Then President-Elect Donald J. Trump and President Barack Obama arrive for Trump's inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC.

July 3, 2019

North Korea
No Time to Abandon Denuclearization

The United States should maintain a resolute policy aimed at denuclearizing North Korea.

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October 10, 2016

Asia
Review of "The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam" by Christopher Goscha

In forty years, the relationship between the United States and Vietnam has swung about as widely as is possible. In 1975, the United States cut diplomatic ties with the country after the end of the V…

vietnam-a-modern-history

November 16, 2018

Conflict Prevention
People and Politics: Fostering the Art of Conflict Prevention

Researchers and practitioners should pay greater attention to the human beings at the center of conflict politics.

Paris Peace Forum on November 11, 2018.

November 12, 2018

Cybersecurity
The State of the Field of Cyber Conflict

Compared to the rise of air and nuclear power, for example, research into cyber has yet to identify “settled truths.”

Le penseur at Columbia University

July 11, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
A “Value”-less Summit: What to Expect from Trump’s NATO Summit

The following is a guest post from Christopher M. Vassallo, an intern at Foreign Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations. If you want to know how this week’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization…

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as NATO leaders pose for a family photo at the start of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 11, 2018.

January 17, 2018

China
A Few Words on China’s Holdings of U.S. Bonds

A primer on China reserve watching.

A Few Words on China’s Holdings of U.S. Bonds

January 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 12, 2018

This week: Huawei hits a U.S. roadblock again, section 702 renewal enters the final stretch, removing "clearly illegal" content from social media, and encryption headaches for the FBI.

Huawei