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June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

April 26, 2017

United States
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a directive ordering an investigation into the impact of foreign steel on the American economy after signing it. Foreign Policy in the First Hundred Days of Trump

As President Donald J. Trump approaches his hundredth day in office, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the new administration’s foreign policy…

December 13, 2016

Global
CFR Survey Ranks Russia-NATO Confrontation and North Korea Crisis Among Top Potential Conflicts in 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

December 14, 2015

Global
CFR Survey Ranks Syria’s Civil War Top Priority in 2016

Preventing further intensification of Syria’s civil war should be the top priority for U.S. policymakers in 2016, according to leading experts who took part in the Council on Foreign Relations’ eight…

December 21, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Syria’s Civil War Is Top U.S. Conflict Prevention Priority, Finds CFR Survey

The Council on Foreign Relations’ fifth annual Preventive Priorities Survey ranks conflict prevention priorities based on their potential impact on U.S. interests and their likelihood of occurring in…

June 26, 2008

Israel
Washington’s Policy of Isolating Syria Hurting U.S. Interests, says Council Special Report

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.orgWashington’s attempt to isolate and undermine the Assad regime has largely failed, concludes a new Council Special Report. The Bush ad…

May 18, 2016

Global
International Cooperation in 2015 Deserves a B Grade, Say Global Think Tank Leaders

A new Report Card on International Cooperation from the Council of Councils finds that multilateral action on most of the critical transnational threats has shown progress, but is still inadequate in…

January 12, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The State of the Union Address: Resources From CFR and Foreign Affairs

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his seventh and final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources…

April 25, 2013

Global Governance
CFR Report Card Gives Poor Grades to Efforts to Address Major Global Challenges

The international community and the United States fare poorly on most of six major global challenges, according to the new Global Governance Report Card by CFR’s International Institutions and Global…

November 18, 2015

France
The Paris Attacks: Resources from CFR and Foreign Affairs

In the aftermath of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, French authorities have conducted raids on suspected militants across France and launched airstrikes targe…