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May 10, 2013

Syria
Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will hold the Syrian government accountable for the use of chemical weapons on civilians. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three sets of conside…

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

April 5, 2011

Japan
Garrett: U.S. Undermining of Japanese Government "Inexcusable"

Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett criticizes NRC chair for sowing panic when he said Japan is understating health risks.

December 9, 2011

Global Governance
Napolitano: Securing the U.S. through International Cooperation

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses the importance of bilateral and multilateral security efforts with CFR’s James M. Lindsay.

April 10, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: General MacArthur’s Dismissal

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Harry Truman’s announcement on April 11, 1951, that he had dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commanding general of U.S. forces in Korea, and discusses …

June 1, 2011

International Organizations
EU’s Rehn backs Christine Lagarde for IMF Chief

European Union Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn says French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde "would make a very good managing director of the IMF for the whole world, not on…

May 11, 2011

Syria
Slaughter: U.S. Not in Position to Use Force in Syria

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department discusses the actions taken by international actors in Libya, and why the same measures cannot be taken in Syria…

January 30, 2012

Vietnam
Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the importance of managing public expectations amid major foreign policy initiatives.

November 7, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Bosworth: U.S. Must Continue Engaging North Korea

Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Stephen W. Bosworth, says it is necessary for the United States to continue to engage with North Korea.

October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…