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Saudi Arabia

The cartel has weathered geopolitical storms in the past, but recent developments—both political and technological—signal its longer-term viability is under increasing stress.
Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia

U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia have strained over the desert kingdom's more assertive foreign policy.

Saudi Arabia

The United States should pressure MBS to act with greater restraint in Yemen and elsewhere.

Middle East and North Africa

Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

China is once again conducting cyber-enabled theft of U.S. intellectual property to advance its technological capabilities. A new Council on Foreign Relations brief provides recommendations to combat this new old threat.

 

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China

Test your knowledge of China’s role in the world, from its infrastructure initiative spanning several continents to its trade with other countries.
Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar

Eric Schwartz recounts his recent visit to Bangladesh and discusses what humanitarian organizations and international governments can do to address this crisis. 

 

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Mexico

Mexico

His personalistic presidency threatens years of hard-won institutional gains.

Brazil

Injustice, not economic class, is what’s turning voters against the political establishment. 

Mexico

Test your knowledge of Mexico, from its president to its border with the United States.

CFR on the Record

Monetary Policy

Vice Chairman Randal Quarles discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy, inflation, and monetary policy.

Media

Panelists discuss how reporting on politics and the U.S. president has changed with the internet, social media, and smartphones, as well as the new ways in which Americans receive their daily foreign policy news.

Russia

Panelists discuss current political and economic policies in Russia, and how Russia’s domestic affairs influence its foreign policy.

Syria

CFR hosts a screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us, a documentary film co-produced with the United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum and Maziar Bahari, that traces the journey of Mansour Omari, a survivor of torture and imprisonment in Syria.

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Human Trafficking The Scourge of Modern Slavery

Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Iran Who Runs Iran?

Who calls the shots in Iran on economic policy, security, and responding to domestic calls for reform? A look at the government's organization chart indicates how complicated the answer is.

North Korea North Korean Nuclear Negotiations: A Brief History

Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea have proceeded in fits and starts across three decades and have failed to halt the advance of the North’s atomic weapons program.

Israel The Stakes in Jerusalem

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there could inspire protest and set back the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Trade Dealing With Disputes

With President Trump taking aim at existing trade agreements, countries are increasingly grappling with dispute resolution mechanisms and their implications for global trading rules.

Featured Publications

United States

American diplomacy is in shambles under Trump, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Global health expert Thomas J. Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.

China

The Third Revolution argues that Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian system at home and a more ambitious foreign policy abroad—provide Beijing with new levers of influence that the United States must learn to exploit to protect its own interests.