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April 2, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

March 4, 2019

Japan
Japan Rearmed

Japan’s United States–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, Sheila Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment—and their reliance on U.S. security.

March 1, 2019

Arab Spring
False Dawn

A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.

February 26, 2019

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.

January 30, 2019

China
Foreign Affairs January/February Issue Launch: Who Will Run the World? America, China, and Global Order

With the potential shifting global balance of power from the United States to China, the latest issue of Foreign Affairs focuses on how the troubled hegemon and the confident challenger are trying to…

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January 29, 2019

France
The Future of France: Growing Discontent and the Yellow Vests Movement

In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it m…

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January 24, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

January 18, 2019

United States
Trump’s Tariffs Are Killing American Steel

“Our Steel Industry is the talk of the World,” President Trump tweeted in September. “It has been given new life, and is thriving.” Yet nearly a year after Trump slapped tariffs on imported st…

Trump’s Tariffs Are Killing American Steel

January 18, 2019

Nigeria
UPDATE: The Numbers Behind Sectarian Violence in Nigeria

Has sectarian violence in the Middle Belt increased significantly in 2018? On December 20, 2018, we published year-to-date data. Below we publish data for the entire year of 2018. Based on an analysis of Nigeria Security Tracker data, the short answer to the first question is yes, violence has almost doubled since 2017.

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January 18, 2019

Oil and Petroleum Products
OPEC in a Changing World

Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, but the bloc’s influence is on the wane as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come to the fore.

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