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June 14, 2018

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War

Teaching Notes for A Great Place to Have a War, written by CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick, on the story of the CIA's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.

A Great Place to Have a War Teaching Notes

June 4, 2018

China
Trump and China: When More is Less

Wilbur Ross has returned from Beijing empty-handed. This should be no surprise. President Trump undercut his own China trade negotiator by yet again threatening to levy a 25 percent tariff on $50 bil…

Wilbur Ross visits China

June 7, 2018

Trade
World Leaders Didn’t Take Trump at His Word on Trade. Now They’re in a Pickle.

The president has been clear about his protectionist views. Why didn’t anyone listen?

US President Trump

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

March 9, 2007

United States
Council Announces Arthur Ross Award Short List

The Council has announced the sixth annual Arthur Ross Book Award shortlist nominees for the best book published in the last two years on international affairs. Kwame Anthony Appiah for Cosmopolit…

May 1, 2018

China
Xi’s China Is More Authoritarian at Home and More Assertive Abroad, Argues Elizabeth Economy in New Book

May 1, 2018—“One of the great paradoxes of China today,” writes eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy, “is Xi Jinping’s effort to position himself as a champion of globalization, while at th…

March 30, 2015

United States
The Weirdness of Ross Douthat’s Pax Americana

Way back when before the 2008 presidential elections, some Democratic Party foreign policy operatives put together a series of seminars near Jacksonville, Florida at a place called White Oak Plantati…

The Weirdness of Ross Douthat's Pax Americana

February 28, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Cryptocurrencies and National Security

Cryptocurrencies are a disruptive financial technology that present governments with new national security challenges and terrorist groups, criminals, and rogue states with opportunities.

Benoit Tessier/Reuters

March 1, 2019

Arab Spring
False Dawn

A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.