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September 13, 2018

Military Operations
CFR Welcomes Visiting Fellows

September 11, 2018—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2018–19 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspe…

June 18, 2018

Conflict Prevention
More, Better Assessments Can Help Prevent Conflict

The United States could do more to effectively help prevent violent conflicts around the world.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

March 9, 2018

Southeast Asia
Vietnam and India Cement an Increasingly Vital Relationship in Southeast Asia

In addition to bolstering strategic ties with the United States, Vietnam is also building a strong strategic relationship with other partners, particularly India, that are skeptical of China’s growin…

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June 1, 2017

Vietnam
Vietnam and the United States Make Nice for Now, but Disappointment Looms

This week’s visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington resulted in the usual readout of supposed achievements and breakthroughs. The prime minister seems to have understood tha…

Nguyen Xuan Phuc-Trump meeting-5.31.2017

March 24, 2017

Arctic
Canary in the Coal Mine: The Arctic as a National Imperative

The following is a guest post by Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. The Arctic is changing rapidly. It is warming at twice the rate as…

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October 1, 2014

Americas
The West Steps Forward in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Becky Allen, former intern in …

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the Girl Summit in London, July 22, 2014. The prime minister announced that Britain is to make it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases of female genital mutilation (Courtesy Reuters/Oli Scarff/Pool).

January 16, 2012

Iran
How Not To React To Provocations From Iran

If there is any chance of avoiding a military confrontation with Iran or the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons, that chance will be the product of very resolute American policy toward Iran. In t…

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May 14, 2014

South China Sea
South China Sea Tensions

As the United States pivots to Asia, disputes over territories in the South China Sea have escalated tensions and threatened regional stability.

A Vietnamese fishing boat goes past the USS Chung-Hoon at a port in Danang city, July 15, 2011.