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January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…

President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

October 23, 2018

United States
The Legacy of the Jimmy Carter Administration

Panelists discuss the policies and priorities of the Jimmy Carter administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.

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July 12, 2010

Russia
What the Russian Spy Case Reveals

The arrest of ten alleged Russian agents in U.S. suburbs raises questions about the nature of spying in the twenty-first century. Former U.S. spies discuss the enduring need for intelligence collecte…

February 12, 2015

Americas
CFR Expert Blake Clayton Proves Oil-Market Anxiety Is Irrational in New Book

Over the last hundred years, many experts have fallen prey to fears that the world’s oil is dwindling and prices are doomed to rise, yet such predictions have repeatedly proven wrong, writes Blake C…

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Excerpt: Preventive Engagement

Read an excerpt of Preventive Engagement.

March 11, 2013

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Teddy’s Big Ditch Grows Deeper

This summer, a billion-dollar project will begin to raise the road deck of the Bayonne Bridge that links Staten Island to Jersey City, and provides access to Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel. The pro…

A Cargo ship, Champion Express waits to pass through the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, in Panama City

August 16, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Amtrak Picks Up Frustrated Flyers

In the past decade, Amtrak has increased its share of travelers between New York and Washington, DC from around 30 to 75 percent (NYT). The launch of its Acela service in 2000 and increased airport s…

Passengers board an Amtrak Acela Express train at South Station in Boston (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

December 17, 2012

Americas
Latin America in the Global Economy

A few weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with Antoine van Agtmael and Claudio Loser (and moderated by Theodore Moran) on Latin America and the global economy. The two pan…

January 31, 2011

Iran
The Invisible Hostage Crises

Laura Fattal kisses her son Josh after a news conference in Tehran. It is now a year and a half since Iran jailed three American hikers on trumped-up spying charges. The three, Shane Bauer, his fian…

The Invisible Hostage Crises