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These Are the Top 11 Global Threats Going Into 2016

Council on Foreign Relations | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations narrowed down a list of nearly 1,000 potential conflicts and invited thousands of foreign policy experts to rank them by their likelihood of occurring or escalating and their impact on U.S. national interests.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the Revolving Door

Steve Horn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails released on July 31 by the U.S. State Department reveal more about the origins of energy reform efforts in Mexico. The State Department released them as part of the once-a-month rolling release schedule for emails generated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate.

These Are the Top 10 Global Threats Going Into 2015

Council on Foreign Relations | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
Council on Foreign Relations

CFR narrowed down a list of nearly 1,000 potential conflicts and invited thousands of U.S. foreign policy experts to rank them by their potential effects on U.S. interests and likelihood of occurring in 2015.

WATCH LIVE: A Conversation With Henry Kissinger

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

Henry A. Kissinger reflects on his role in the Cold War, as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Symposium....

Kathleen Miles

America, Don't Repeat Your Iraq Mistake In Afghanistan, Indian Prime Minister Modi Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that the U.S. should not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan as quickly as it did from Ir...

Kathleen Miles

Health Expert: Ebola Outbreak A 'Perfect Storm' -- There Is No Plan For Controlling It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

The Ebola outbreak concentrated in West Africa is “out of control,” and the international community has no organized plan to address it, a global ...

Timelines And Maps To Help You Understand The Sunni-Shiite Divide

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resol...

Kathleen Miles

China, Russia Are Becoming Aggressive As They Perceive U.S. Pulling Back, Robert Gates Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the U.S. pulling back fr...

Attacks in Libya, Egypt: Three Things to Know

Posted 09.12.2012 | World

By Isobel Coleman. Originally appeared at CFR. The U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed and the U.S. embassy in Cairo came under attack in separ...

Honoring Our Mothers by Changing the Dialogue

Carol Peasley | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

By stating simple facts and stepping away from the emotional rhetoric of the past 25 years, the Council on Foreign Relations has paved the way to improved lives for women, mothers and children globally.

Harvard's Kenneth Rogoff Predicts Serious Social Unrest Due to Income Disparities In The U.S

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told me today in an exclusive interview that the high unemployment rate and high levels of debt in the U.S. will sooner or later trigger serious "social unrest from the income disparities in the U.S."

"Revolutionary Brotherhood" -- Nicaragua's 21st Century Socialism

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Roughly a year ago in Nicaragua a document surfaced, entitled "Revolutionary Brotherhood -- 21st Century Socialism." This document is purported to have been authored by the FSLN following a meeting with Hugo Chavez.

Honduras' "Pepe" Lobo Should be Wary of Constitutional Reform

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Washington should continue to support President Lobo's attempt to bring the country out of the crisis, the Obama Administration should insist that whatever action taken remain within the bounds of Honduras's constitution.

Ecuador's Coup That Wasn't

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was rescued last night from the Police Hospital in Quito after being held for over twelve hours by several hundred officers from the national police force.

Multi-Thinking About Iran: Let's be Realist

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As a "card-carrying realist," I find Haass's recommendation to "promote" -- he does not actually call for "doing" -- regime change in Tehran as running contrary to any sensible realist viewpoint.

Swine Flu Crib Sheet: The Five Things You Need to Know

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

In the weeks ahead, there will be plenty of hysteria (and misinformation) about the swine flu. If you can, try to focus on what you can control: Your hygiene, your contact with others, and your health.

Summit Postscript: What Did Trinidad and Tobago Get?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago and Summit organizers keep score and compile their report card, let's be sure that the correct indices are used when measuring success.

Future Historians: Blogs Drive U.S. Foreign Policy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

For Internet politics, the controversial becomes conventional very quickly. This Sunday's New York Times Book Review has a salient example of blogs' ascension within the conventional wisdom.

Iran And The Future Of Afghanistan

Council on Foregin Relations | Greg Bruno and Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In crafting a new approach to the war in Afghanistan, U.S. military and political leaders say Iran-once dubbed a member of the "axis of evil" by forme...

George Mitchell Represents America's Commitment To Middle East, But Success Unlikely

Council on Foreign Relations | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Interviewee: Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting ...

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.

Should Laura Bush Refuse to Speak at CFR on Human Rights?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omid Memarian

The best respect Laura Bush can give human rights and people who have spent their lives addressing these issues is to simply say thanks, but no thanks to speaking tomorrow.