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January 14, 2014

Global Governance
Making Sense of the "International Community"

Tod Lindberg defends the concept of the international community. At its best, the international community represents the embodiment of liberal normative ideals exerting an influence on international politics, though its many invocations may fall short in encapsulating this ideal.

February 27, 2018

United States
The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…

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July 3, 2013

Politics and Government
Fake It Till You Make It: How Sham Elections Can Further Democracy

This month, Iranian voters elected Hassan Rouhani president. In April, Venezuelans also voted in a presidential election, choosing Nicolas Maduro to succeed longtime leader Hugo Chávez, who died earl…

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September 13, 2017

Germany
The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

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January 21, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
In Search of “the International Community”

“The international community” is among the most commonly invoked and most frequently vilified phrases in world politics. As Tod Lindberg points out in a new CFR working paper, “Making Sense of the In…

Members of the United Nations Security Council raise their hands as they vote unanimously to approve a resolution eradicating Syria's chemical arsenal in New York

March 30, 2015

Global
Charting the U.S. Atrocities Prevention Board's Progress

Sarah Sewall discusses the U.S. Atrocities Prevention Board's progress over the last three years.

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May 15, 2013

Heads of State and Government
National History Center Series: Coolidge

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.

May 15, 2013

Heads of State and Government
The Great Refrainer: The Legacy of Calvin Coolidge

Amity Shlaes discusses her book Coolidge.

February 26, 2009

Security Alliances
NATO At 60 Symposium: Session II: NATO, Russia, and the Near Abroad

Watch experts debate topics such as how NATO should deal with Russia in the aftermath of the war in Georgia, the membership status of Ukraine and Georgia, President Medvedev's proposal for a summit o…