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December 28, 2017

United States
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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October 13, 2016

International Organizations
The UN’s Ninth Secretary-General is António Guterres

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today the UN General Assembly …

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November 4, 2014

United States
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Cold War’s Last Days

CFR Senior Fellow Robert D. Blackwill, Vitaly Churkin, permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Frank Elbe, former director of German Foreign Minister Hans-Deitri…

November 4, 2014

United States
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: the Cold War’s Last Days

CFR's Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. Blackwill, Vitaly Churkin, permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Unit…

October 25, 2016

United States
A Conversation With James Clapper

James Clapper reflects on lessons learned over his six years as Director of National Intelligence and discusses critical intelligence concerns facing the next U.S. president.

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November 5, 2014

United States
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: CFR Symposium

I’ve been blogging this week on great resources on the Cold War to mark Sunday’s twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yesterday, CFR brought together several Cold War experts to d…

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November 4, 2014

Russia
What Kept the Cold War "Cold"?

Graham T. Allison of Harvard's Kennedy School, Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas at Austin, and William Taubman of Amherst College join Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose to discuss Cold War con…

November 4, 2014

Russia
What Kept the Cold War "Cold"?

Graham T. Allison of Harvard's Kennedy School, Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas at Austin, and William Taubman of Amherst College join Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose to discuss Cold War con…

April 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
UN Security Council Unanimously Authorizes UN Mission in Mali

On April 25, the Security Council approved a UN “peacekeeping” force of 12,600 for Mali. They asked the UN Secretary General to appoint a Special Representative for Mali, and called on member states …

French soldiers speak to a Nigerian soldier on patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013.

February 25, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine’s New Era of Uncertainty

At a crucial moment for Ukraine and its economic viability, the EU and United States should join efforts with Russia to try to stabilize the country, says veteran journalist Serge Schmemann.