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March 8, 2019

United States
The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

Chinese steel factory

November 11, 2011

United States
The Departure of Dennis Ross

The announcement that Dennis Ross is leaving his post creates a serious problem for the Obama administration. Ross has spent decades working on the "peace process" and knew almost every influential …

February 13, 2019

Trade
Trump’s Trade Warrior Takes the Fight to Beijing

Robert Lighthizer has been railing against China’s bad behavior for decades. Now, he has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make it stop.

Robert Lighthizer

January 8, 2019

Privacy
Year in Review: The Year of Data Protection

2018 was the year that a handful of countries got serious about protecting users' data. 

The year of data protection

December 4, 2018

United States
Arthur Ross Book Award: Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941

In celebration of the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Stephen Kotkin, Michael J. Green, and Masha Gessen, Gideon Rose hosts a conversation with gold medalist Stephen Kotkin on his book…

Play Arthur Ross Book Award

November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …

March 25, 2015

Cybersecurity
Three Questions about Admiral Rogers’ Testimony on Cyber Deterrence

Last week, Admiral Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, testified before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Most of the media attention (see this, this, and this) has focused on Rogers’…

Michael Rogers Cyber NSA Net Politics CFR

March 28, 2014

International Organizations
You Might Have Missed: Ukraine, Rep. Mike Rogers, and Drones

Jeanne Whalen and Alan Cullison, “Ukraine Battles to Rebuild a Depleted Military,” Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2014. In recent weeks Mr. Yarema has turned to Washington and NATO for help, but wit…

Amesnty All- edit

December 3, 2018

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2019

Anniversaries recall our triumphs, honor our losses, and mark our tragedies. Two thousand eighteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the end World War I, the fiftieth annive…

D-Day invasion

March 1, 2018

Ukraine
Cyber Week in Review: March 1, 2019

This week: election meddling in Ukraine; Cyber Command sends a signal; and Brexit has a data problem. 

A man stands in front of pre-election posters of opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine February 20, 2019. Posters read: "New course of Ukraine. The changes that we are waiting for." and "There are a lot of candidates - there is only one President."