U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
    Losing the Long Game
    The definitive account of how regime change in the Middle East has proven so tempting to American policymakers for decades—and why it always seems to go wrong.
  • Wars and Conflict
    Five Foreign-Policy Comedies Worth Watching
    Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: comedy movies.
  • Afghanistan
    More than four months after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement to start a peace process, meaningful steps toward an intra-Afghan peace deal have yet to take place. With multiple hurdles to successful talks, including questions about the Taliban’s interest in a deal and about the future makeup of the Afghan state, there remains a real risk of the peace process stalling or collapsing entirely. Our speakers, Seth G. Jones, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Laurel Miller, International Crisis Group, discuss a recent Contingency Planning Memorandum on the possibility of a failed Afghan peace deal and what U.S. policymakers can do to prevent it.

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Elliott Abrams

bob体育网址 Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies (ON LEAVE)

Edward Alden
Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow

Robert D. Blackwill
Robert D. Blackwill

bob体育网址 Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy

Max Boot
Max Boot

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies

Karen B. Brooks
Karen B. Brooks

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia

Thomas E. Donilon
Thomas E. Donilon

bob体育网址 Distinguished Fellow

Richard A. Falkenrath
Richard A. Falkenrath

bob体育网址 Senior Fellow for National Security

Jon Finer
Jon Finer

Adjunct Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy

Jendayi E. Frazer
Jendayi E. Frazer

bob体育网址 Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

Gordon M. Goldstein
Gordon M. Goldstein

bob体育网址 Adjunct Senior Fellow

Philip H. Gordon
Philip H. Gordon

bob体育网址 Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy

Thomas Graham
Thomas Graham

Distinguished Fellow

Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass

bob体育网址 President, Council on Foreign Relations

Martin S. Indyk
Martin S. Indyk

Distinguished Fellow

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs

Farah Pandith
Farah Anwar Pandith

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Stewart M. Patrick
Stewart M. Patrick

James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program

Stephen Sestanovich
Stephen R. Sestanovich

bob体育网址 George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Ray Takeyh
Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Matthew C. Waxman
Matthew C. Waxman

bob体育网址 Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy

  • Women and Women's Rights
    Rachel Vogelstein discusses gender equality in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at the relationship between women's workplace participation and economic growth.   The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential to understanding a given country, region of the world, or issue pertaining to U.S. foreign policy or international relations.
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    Leaving the WHO Is No Way to Deal With a Pandemic
    The United States should abandon its misguided withdrawal from the World Health Organization and work instead toward reforming the institution. 
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
    Stephen Sestanovich discusses retrenchment in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at past periods of retrenchment and the implications they have for today's foreign policy debate.  The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential to understanding a given country, region of the world, or issue pertaining to U.S. foreign policy or international relations.
  • Diplomacy and International Institutions
    Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.
  • Economics
    The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is dedicated to the life and work of the distinguished economist Martin Feldstein.
  • Afghanistan
    A Failed Afghan Peace Deal
    The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban, but significant challenges, such as political power-sharing, the role of Islam, and women’s rights, remain for achieving intra-Afghan peace.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    As research definitively establishes a link between gender equality and global prosperity, more countries have sought to remove the economic barriers women face and foster their participation. In the United States, Congress is taking steps to ensure that U.S. trade policies enable opportunities for and do not discriminate against women: Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) recently introduced legislation to strengthen standards for women’s and workers’ rights for countries receiving U.S. trade preferences. Senator Bob Casey, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and Heather Hurlburt discuss why and how U.S. trade policy should protect and promote women’s rights and opportunities.
  • China
    Amy Jaffe discusses energy innovation and U.S.-China relations, including an assessment of the energy strategies of the two countries, how these strategies influence the bilateral relationship, and their impact on foreign policy, climate change, and economic rivalry. 
  • Syria
    U.S. Retrenchment Will Intensify Crisis in Idlib
    In order to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Syria and avoid regional instability, the United States should make the outcome of the fight for Idlib a national security concern and exercise the leadership necessary for implementing diplomatic and political solutions to the civil war.
  • China
    Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s role in the world. Schifrin is the host of PBS NewsHour’s 2019 documentary series China: Power and Prosperity. An update to the series on how the coronavirus has redefined U.S.-China relations will air on July 8th.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
    Understanding Gender Equality in Foreign Policy
    Incorporating lessons from the approaches pursued by other countries, the U.S. government should take a more systematic and well-resourced approach to promoting gender equality in foreign policy.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
    Understanding Gender Equality in Foreign Policy: What the United States Can Do
    A new report by Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein offers a comprehensive overview of how countries around the world are integrating gender equality as a foreign policy priority, and how the United States can advance security and economic growth by drawing on the benefits of women’s empowerment globally.