June 22, 2016United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Nation-building abroad has become a neuralgic term in American politics. Opposition to nation-building abroad is one of the few things that President Barack Obama and Donald Trump can agree on. And y…
September 16, 2019Development
As the United States abdicates leadership in sustainable development, subnational actors and the world's youth are taking the reins in addressing global challenges.
July 3, 2019North Korea
Arms control and diplomacy are falling by the wayside as countries modernize arsenals and renew their focus on geopolitical competition.
April 2, 2019United Nations
Many UN agencies, programs, and missions receive crucial funding from the United States. President Trump’s budget cuts could jeopardize their work.
August 24, 2016Diplomacy and International Institutions
This guest post is co-authored by Stewart Patrick, senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Naomi Egel, form…
September 19, 2019Technology and Innovation
This post is based on some of the findings of the CFR-sponsored task force, Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, which was released September 18, 2019. The United States has led th…
September 18, 2019United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 72 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …