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About the Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program analyzes how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives, including prosperity, stability, and security.

February 23, 2017

Iran
The Iran Nuclear Deal: The Future of the JCPOA

Experts evaluate the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, the issues that have arisen in the past year, and what the new administration should consider …

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September 21, 2016

United States
The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation With Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden discusses his foreign policy doctrine developed over more than forty years in public service. Vice President Biden will review the current state of international relations an…

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September 19, 2016

United States
Nuclear Modernization: Is the United States Headed for a New Arms Race?

Experts discuss U.S. policy towards nuclear modernization, the costs and benefits of developing a new generation of nuclear weapons, and the effects on the balance of power among nuclear states.

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April 26, 2016

Russia
Understanding Vladimir Putin's Strategic Thinking

Experts discuss Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and Syria, its relations with Europe and the United States, and what to expect from President Putin next.

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March 19, 2012

United States
Ailing Public Education System Jeopardizes U.S. National Security, CFR Task Force Argues

The United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds a new Co…

April 4, 2016

Global
Commercial Diplomacy: A Conversation with Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker discusses the Commerce Department’s mission to use America’s commercial power to influence policy in markets around the world.

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June 17, 2009

Pakistan
Realigning Pakistan’s Security Forces

Washington is focusing new military aid to Pakistan on strengthening counterinsurgency capabilities. But distrust between the two countries and Islamabad’s continued focus on an Indian threat pose ch…

December 1, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The Dangers of Reporting From the Middle East

Journalists discuss the risks of reporting on conflicts and wars in the Middle East.

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July 21, 2015

Oceans and Seas
Turning the Tide on Global Ocean Acidification

Last night I had the honor to participate in a great New York event—the announcement of the winners of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize, presented by Foreign Affairs LIVE. Two years ago, the XPr…

A scuba diver swims near a school of swirling jacks off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, in May 2011.