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When he hosts the Turkish president this week, President Donald J. Trump must take steps to right a rocky relationship while also demanding accountability of Erdogan, writes CFR's Steven A. Cook.
As it considers Russia’s de-escalation plan for Syria, the Trump administration should recognize the chief winners will be U.S. adversaries, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment. This CFR Backgrounder explores Chinese initiatives in soft power.
Moon Jae-in's victory in the South Korean elections signals a return to a liberal foreign policy, but many obstacles await the new president, writes CFR’s Scott Snyder.
The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, as well as the agency’s broader national security role, says CFR’s Matthew Waxman.
As tensions in Northeast Asia grow over Pyongyang’s nuclear pursuits, collective action is the only way to bring stability to the region, writes CFR’s Sheila A. Smith.
Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory in France's presidential elections, but the new president will face major challenges to forming a governing coalition, says CFR's Charles A. Kupchan.
At the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels, the United States must show that the transatlantic alliance continues to be a priority, writes security expert Bartosz Wisniewski in this Global Memo.
To contend with rising antiestablishment populism, European leaders must pursue urgent economic reforms at both the national and EU levels, writes CFR's Michael Spence.
Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic impact of the nuclear deal, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.
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