From shifts in U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration to North Korea's breakneck weapons advancements, 2017 is a year to remember in global affairs.
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.
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.
CFR's Elliott Abrams joins James Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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.
Reports that China has stepped up efforts to gain influence in foreign political systems have sparked concern in Australia, New Zealand, and other states amid signs that the campaign may be shaping debate on regional issues in Asia.
Once a role model for democracy, Poland has rapidly witnessed a series of illiberal moves that threaten the rule of law and its future within the European Union, says Agata Fijalkowski.
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Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the November/December 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Emma Sky and Lisa Monaco. The latest issue puts U.S. interventions under serious scrutiny to sketch where things are, where they are going, and what the United States should do next.
The Global Magnitsky Human Rights and Accountability Act provides the U.S. Department of the Treasury with new authorities to hold foreign individuals and entities accountable for unjust imprisonment, torture, extrajudicial killings, and other violations of human rights.
Max Boot discusses his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.
Panelists discuss the potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2018, as well as their global political implications.
Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy for how the United States can manage an increasingly turbulent world and reduce the risk of costly military commitments.
Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the nation must make "sovereignty bargains" to achieve its aims in a complex world.
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.