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North Korea

North Korea's recent overture toward South Korea may intend to drive a wedge in the U.S.-South Korea alliance.

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North Korea

World powers continue to punish North Korea with economic sanctions, but problems persist with enforcement, and it’s unclear if they’ll be enough to pressure Pyongyang back into denuclearization talks.
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Economics

The global economy is trending toward growth, but governments must do more to sustain that momentum.

 

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Economics

Rigorous research on the causes and consequences of unequally distributed growth is necessary to identify solutions. But the best analysis means little in the absence of hands-on consensus-building and political engagement.
Opioids

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

 

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The Year Ahead

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Global

In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights.

Elections and Voting

The past year saw voters around the world shake the status quo and reshape longstanding assumptions in elections across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Cybersecurity

Russian Hacking and Disinformation

CFR's Adam Segal joins James M. Lindsay to discuss information operations and cybersecurity.

United States

The panelists will explore how the United States and the tech community can respond to foreign actors' use of online platforms to propagate disinformation and amplify specific viewpoints.  

Russian Hacking and Disinformation

Charges of foreign power interference in the U.S. presidential election have raised grave national security concerns and touched off multiple federal inquiries that could drag on for months.
The Year Ahead

Global

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President Trump’s first year in office was marked by reversals of the Obama administration’s major foreign policy accomplishments on trade and immigration, all under the aegis of his America First motto.

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CFR on the Record

Vietnam

Max Boot discusses his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

Conflict Prevention

Panelists discuss the potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2018, as well as their global political implications.

South Korea

Scott Snyder discusses his new book, South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future.

Turkey

Speakers provide an update on Turkey's domestic politics, the challenges the country faces after the coup, and the likely future of Turkey's foreign and economic polices with the United States.

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Russian Hacking and Disinformation Russia, Trump, and the 2016 U.S. Election

Charges of foreign power interference in the U.S. presidential election have raised grave national security concerns and touched off multiple federal inquiries that could drag on for months.

Budget, Debt, and Deficits U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

President Trump has vowed to pass corporate tax reform in 2017, but Congress must still navigate complex negotiations over how to reduce rates and subsidies, as well as whether to tax profits made abroad.

Saudi Arabia How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.

Brazil Deforestation in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other tropical forest. But in Brazil, deforestation threatens biodiversity and contributes to climate change. Explore the Emmy-winning InfoGuide. 

United States Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning far-ranging military operations. Four scholars offer their perspectives on the AUMF’s legacy fifteen years on.

Featured Publications

U.S. Foreign Policy

CFR President Richard N. Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace.

North Korea

An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.

Middle East and North Africa

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.