November 15, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
November 10, 2019United States
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 …
November 1, 2019International Organizations
The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.
October 29, 2019Nigeria
Nigeria’s criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Prisons are overcrowded, holding 73,314 people despite having capacity for only 50,153. Of those held, an estimated 70 percent are awaiting trial and have not yet been convicted of a crime; reports find that some people have been awaiting trial for as long as thirteen years. The chronic underfunding of the justice system exacerbates overcrowding and pre-trial detention.
October 24, 2019Japan
Japanese investors have an obvious incentive to search for yield abroad. But why has foreign demand for Japanese bonds almost matched Japanese demand for foreign bonds?
October 18, 2019Democracy
CFR's annual Back-to-School Event celebrated the tenth anniversary of The World Next Week podcast with James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Deborah S. Amos.
October 17, 2019Defense and Security
Captain Brian L. Sittlow is a naval officer, specializing in submarines, and a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of th…
October 16, 2019Economics
Jens Weidmann discusses the challenges facing the Deutsche Bundesbank, the role of central banks in Europe, and the global effects of transatlantic trade tensions. This event is cosponsored with t…