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November 14, 2018

United States
Spare Us the Nationalist Defense of American Sovereignty

The idea that current trends in multilateral cooperation threaten American sovereignty is a red herring. The fundamental reality of modern international life is that global challenges require multila…

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day in Paris, France on November 11, 2018.

March 11, 2019

Cybersecurity
Chinese Hackers are Stealing U.S. Defense Secrets: Here is How to Stop Them

The United States clearly recognizes that it can do more to counter IP theft of national security assets.

A Chinese woman rides past Beijing Intermediate People's Court in Beijing July 24, 2001.

February 13, 2013

United States
Future of U.S. Defense Spending

GIDEON ROSE: Hi, everybody. Gideon Rose here, editor of Foreign Affairs. We'll get right to it. We have a great opportunity today. Andy Krepinevich, the head of the Center for Strategic and Budgeta…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security

This publication is now archived. What is the Department of Homeland Security?It’s the newest cabinet department, approved by Congress in November 2002. It’s designed to consolidate U.S. defenses aga…

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

April 3, 2019

Somalia
The Controversy Over U.S. Strikes in Somalia

The United States has been helping Somalia fight al-Shabab militants for more than a decade, but rights groups say increasing drone strikes are putting civilians at risk.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

April 2, 2019

Wars and Conflict
See How Much You Know About the Foreign Policy of the U.S. Civil War

Test your knowledge of the roles foreign countries played in the U.S. civil war, from France to Brazil. 

Civil war quiz

April 16, 2019

Republic of Congo
The Daughter of Republic of Congo's President and a $7 Million Apartment in New York

Globa1 Witness, a non-profit corruption watchdog, is reporting that the daughter of Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president of the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), purchased an apartment for $7 million i…

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March 5, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
In Search of Peace, the U.S. Must Not Sacrifice the Rights of Afghan Women

This post is authored by LaTreshia Hamilton, intern with the Council on Foreign Relations' Women and Foreign Policy program.  Following a stalemate in December 2018, the United States recently res…

A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time in five years in Kabul, Afghanistan, November 14, 2001.