October 17, 2019
President Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally.
October 14, 2019
A major new report about the Syrian war raises the question of whether Washington ever cared about it in the first place.
September 3, 2019
As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.
August 19, 2019
The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.
July 30, 2019
CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…
Given the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the civil war in Yemen, what changes, if any, would you make to U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia?
May 22, 2019
The country’s political system doesn't deserve the laments it’s recently received.
May 6, 2019
Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.
April 25, 2019
President Trump doesn’t have much in the way of kind words for the transatlantic alliance. As a candidate, Trump called NATO “obsolete.” As president, he has reportedly asked aides why the United Sta…
April 22, 2019
A Global Pact for the Environment would lend coherence to international environmental law, give greater legal and political heft to existing environmental covenants, and safeguard the imperiled biosp…