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February 24, 2020

Election 2020
CFR-Wayne State Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

How can business, labor, and government collaborate to reduce poverty on regional and global bases? Will the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement benefit U.S. workers? How will the trade war with Ch…

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November 22, 2019

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: The Fifth Democratic Debate

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the Democratic debate, Israeli settlements, China's human rights abuses, and Bolivia. 

Presidential candidates listen to Bernie Sanders speak.

November 10, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The U.S. Marine Corps turns 244 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have …

U.S. Marine Corps

September 10, 2019

Election 2020
The 2020 Presidential Candidates: In Their Own Words

The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.

The Presidential Seal

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U.S. Foreign Policy Forums

Join us for in-depth, nonpartisan conversations on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic a…

February 28, 2006

Grand Strategy
White: Time to Set a 2008 Date for U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Wayne White, who was the State Department’s top intelligence analyst on Iraq from 2003-2005, says he is “very gloomy” about the situation in Iraq, and advocates that the United States set a “date cer…

September 3, 2019

United States
Distinguished Voices Series with Jim Mattis

General Mattis discusses his lessons learned in leadership over the course of his military and government career.

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Candidates Answer CFR’s Questions

CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates' answers are posted exactly as they are received.

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January 19, 2018

Olympics
The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

Lighting the Olympic Torch