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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an American nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, publisher, and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Founded in 1921 and headquartered at 58 East 68th Street in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C., the CFR is considered to be the nation's "most influential foreign-policy think tank". It publishes a bi-monthly journal, Foreign Affairs.

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries."
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With this break, America will find it hard to counter Beijing's moves in the South China and East China seas, according to the article authored by Council on Foreign Relations senior Fellow Max Boot. "If The Philippines becomes a Chinese satrapy, by ...
The question raised eyebrows at the event, a briefing of about 75 staffers hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. The expert receiving the question was Philip Gordon, the former White House Middle East coordinator, who dismissed the idea as both ...

Donald Trump began the final presidential debate in what was, for him, an unexpected fashion. He was subdued, spoke calmly, and sounded like a conventional Republican.
Micah Zenko, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, used NATO's own materials to show that, despite the humanitarian rhetoric behind the call for a no-fly zone in Libya, Western governments planned to pursue regime change in the oil-rich North ...
"We need to manage our expectations," said Hayder al-Khoei, visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a London-based think tank. "When we talk about the defeat of ISIS ... they are not just going to vanish. They're going to go back ...
The global literacy survey, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society, found that only one-quarter of the students knew that China is a country with veto power over United Nations Security Council resolutions due ...

But Joshua Kurlantzick, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said Duterte's sudden move towards China could be a tactic to extract more concessions from the US.
As Feingold intimated, Saudi Arabia is a U.S. ally, even if the relationship is sometimes uneasy. Saudi Arabia has been a close ally in the Middle East since World War II, the Council on Foreign Relations wrote in April 2016, even as differences on ...
Europe must narrow the gap between urban and rural areas, otherwise radical populists will continue to flourish in neglected communities.
The U.S. military last week destroyed three radar sites in rebel-controlled territory in Yemen that the Pentagon believes were connected to previous missile attacks on the USS Mason, a warship patrolling the Bab al-Mandeb strait.
The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the continent. The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the ...
On Feb. 27, 1933, a deranged young Dutch communist set fire to the German parliament, the Reichstag. The newly elected German chancellor sensed an immediate opportunity to eliminate the last freedoms of the Weimar regime in the name of public safety.
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death was long anticipated, but it still came as a profound shock to Thailand. When it was announced, vast crowds gathered in towns and cities to weep and pay homage to their monarch, who had reigned for seven decades.
MARTIN ACOSTA / Reuters Don't cry for me: supporters of Argentine President Mauricio Macri celebrating, November 2015. Comment November/December 2016 Issue AmericasCentral America & Caribbean ...
Richard Gowan is an associate fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and nonresident fellow at NYU's Center on International Cooperation, where he was previously research director.
A recently released survey about what college-aged students in the United States know about the world is both shocking and telling, especially when it comes to China.
The World Economic Update highlights the quarter's most important signals and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S.

Three African members of CFR's Global Board of advisors discuss the geopolitical and geoeconomic issues facing the continent today.
The chart showing the correction in the yuan's value against a broad trade-weighted index is especially helpful. A lot depends on the particular index you use, but there should be no doubt that a significant part of the yuan's broad appreciation in ...
Council on Foreign Relations researchers project that banning Muslims from entering the U.S. could cost upwards of $71 billion in travel, tourism and education spending each year.
The discussion on Russia at the European Council on 20-21 October comes at a new low in relations between Russia and the West. After the collapse of the ceasefire in Syria, Russia intensified its bombing campaign against civilian areas in Aleppo, ...
To an outsider, an obituary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej might read like one of queen Elizabeth II, another long-reigning monarch who became a symbol of her country, especially during times of massive political and economic transition.
"Clinton is someone who believes in an active and engaged role abroad," said Elizabeth Saunders, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor of international affairs at George Washington University. "She believes that it's good for us ...
As part of his final UN General Assembly, President Obama hosted a leaders' summit on refugees. In his speech he termed the global refugee crisis one of 'the most urgent tests of our time'.
Our democracy is under attack by Russia, but almost no one is treating the situation with the gravity it deserves. President Obama is loathe to retaliate.
The transatlantic relationship is likely to face difficult challenges whatever the result of the US election. If Trump wins he will launch a revolutionary presidency - pulling back from NATO and other security guarantees, undermining key parts of the ...
Even if international Actors are able to avoid responsibility for Yemen's plight, they will not be able to avoid the spillover from its collapse.
Nepal girls child bride Girls get ready for "Ihi", a ceremonial marriage for adolescents, in Kathmandu January 30, 2009.
Mallaby, the Council on Foreign Relations Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for international economics, is a Washington Post contributing columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as the author of several books, including the best-selling ...
Experts discuss the policies and priorities of the Ronald Reagan administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.
Experts discuss Colombia's failed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its implications for the country's future.
CFR Cyber Net politics Russia Russian president Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on September 21, 2016.
In struggling for some explanation for the inexplicable events of this election season - in particular, the fact that someone as unqualified and ignorant as Donald Trump is as close as he is to the most powerful post in the world - I keep coming back ...
CFR experts investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on security, privacy, and international affairs. Subscribe to the blog Feed Receive Blog Posts by email.
Author: Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy October 7, 2016. Share. Share on facebook.
In November 2013, the people of Ukraine assembled en masse in Kyiv's Maidan square. They were protesting President Viktor Yanukovych's failure to sign Ukraine's Association Agreement with the EU.
During Tuesday night's vice presidential debate, there was a brief exchange between the moderator and candidates that perfectly captured the muddled confusion over potential new U.S.
Mark Leonard, founder and director of the pan-European think tank, the European Council on Foreign Relations, says a big push from the European Council to speed up accession negotiations with Southeastern European states would most likely create a ...
As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor begins to take shape, the troubled province of Balochistan could become a flashpoint for regional competition.
Over the past year, as the Islamic State (often referred to as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has suffered multiple losses in Syria and Iraq, the group has clearly been looking to widen its impact, taking the fight to countries outside of ...
Kristen Eichensehr is an Assistant Professor at UCLA school of Law, an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In the presidential debate last week, Hillary ...
The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 2002 in memory of John B. Hurford, a devoted member of the Council on Foreign Relations. This series is funded by the Hurford Foundation and features individuals who represent critical new ...
duterte-foreign-policy-2 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference in Davao city, southern Philippines on August 21, 2016.
Philip Gordon, an analyst at the US-based Council on Foreign Relations, writes that, even if Assad were to recapture Aleppo, he would not have the power to rule the whole of the country after five years of war and the deaths of 100,000 of his troops ...
The Council on Foreign Relations says both countries have maintained a fragile ceasefire since 2003, although the two rivals regularly exchange fire across the border.
That acquisition might be part of the $450 billion pot, said Elizabeth economy, a China expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. China says it can produce more food and reduce the environmental pressure of farming by breeding better seeds. One of ...
After receiving a fellowship last year from the East Asia Institute (EAI), government and politics Associate Professor David W. Kearn, Ph.
Pentagon officials proclaim repeatedly that the air campaign against the Islamic State is the "most precise in military history.
CREBO-REDIKER: So this is the Council on Foreign Relations. And the U.S. is not the only country in the work that's taking a fresh look at issues around trade.
the Observer asks the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.


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