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November 20, 2012

Political History and Theory
Eisenhower Reconsidered

Jean Edward Smith, senior scholar at Columbia University's history department, discusses his new book, Eisenhower in War and Peace.

November 20, 2012

Political History and Theory
Eisenhower Reconsidered

This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today.

November 11, 2018

United States
Thanking America’s Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. Americans first celebrated it on November 11, 1919, one year to the day after the end of the conflict they knew as the Great War and we (regrettably) know today as World War I…

Vets Day 2018

January 5, 2012

United States
Remembering the Eisenhower Doctrine

A portrait of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served from 1953-1961 (Courtesy Reuters). Today marks the fifty-fifth anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s speech enunciating what c…

Remembering the Eisenhower Doctrine

November 2, 2018

United States
Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

November 2, 2018—Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second…

July 17, 2018

China
The Rise of China's Security-Industrial Complex

Echoing former U.S. President Eisenhower's concerns, a new security-industrial complex is emerging in China. Unlike Eisenhower, however, China's leaders are embracing the security companies, who see …

SenseTime China Facial Recognition

July 31, 2018

Peacekeeping
Tool of Peace and War: Save the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

The U.S. military is currently at war with itself, and a casualty may be a valuable Army institution that protects not only U.S. interests, but also the lives of U.S. service members.

U.S. service members take part in a helicopter Medevac exercise.

April 4, 2014

Global
Susan Rice on Diversity in International Affairs

Susan Rice discusses diversity in international affairs and offers career advice.

June 28, 2018

United States
What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, joined us for the…

summer reading 2018

August 17, 2011

International Organizations
Nation. Meet Susan Rice.

Nation. Meet Susan Rice. On Monday night, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations was on the Colbert Report. She used typical  UN sovereignty-stealing trickery—like logic and nuance—to “explain”…