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Opinion: Global trade must be part of international relations – East Bay Times

East Bay TimesOpinion: Global trade must be part of international relationsEast Bay TimesThe Obama administration focused on United States trade policies in Asia and the Pacific region, and tried to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership. China was not included, despite the growing trade and economic relations between the United States and ...and more » … [Read more...]

A New Mideast Cold War Intensifies – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsA New Mideast Cold War IntensifiesCouncil on Foreign RelationsTrump's trip indicated that the United States will alter its regional policy while Rouhani's reelection seems to ensure that Iran will remain an aggressive imperial state. The United States and Iran see the Middle East differently, and both sides are ...and more » … [Read more...]

Peaceful African States – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Peaceful African StatesCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)With the serious, headline-grabbing violence in the Central African Republic, Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan, it is easy to forget that there are peaceful countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Fund for Peace has just released its 2017 Fragile ... … [Read more...]

Cyber Week in Review: May 12, 2017 | Council on Foreign Relations – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Cyber Week in Review: May 12, 2017 | Council on Foreign RelationsCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Here is a quick round-up of this week's technology headlines and related stories you may have missed:1. Ransomware infects UK health system. The Unit…and more » … [Read more...]

Transforming Election Cybersecurity – Council on Foreign Relations

Transforming Election CybersecurityCouncil on Foreign RelationsThis “clunky” system means hackers have to breach numerous state and local electoral processes to achieve broad impact. After the “hanging chad” controversy of the 2000 election, Congress funded the adoption of electronic voting machines, which made ... … [Read more...]

The Organization of American States – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsThe Organization of American StatesCouncil on Foreign RelationsThe Organization of American States (OAS) is a multilateral regional organization focused on human rights, electoral oversight, social and economic development, and security in the Western Hemisphere. While the organization is recognized by many ...and more » … [Read more...]

Why US Tax Reform Threatens Mexico’s Financial Future – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsWhy US Tax Reform Threatens Mexico's Financial FutureCouncil on Foreign RelationsAs laid out in Speaker Paul Ryan's tax reform “blueprint,” it would charge a 20 percent levy on all goods and services brought into the United States, and exempt U.S.-made exports from being taxed at all. Its proponents claim the dollar would ...and more » … [Read more...]

How Stable Is Saudi Arabia? – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsHow Stable Is Saudi Arabia?Council on Foreign RelationsIt has weathered a major downturn in global oil prices and reduction of state revenues, managed what could have been a contentious royal succession, and prosecuted a costly military intervention in neighboring Yemen without facing major domestic ...Trump's Trip to Israel Might Include the First Direct … [Read more...]

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsThe North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Council on Foreign RelationsMany defense planners also felt that a post–Cold War vision for NATO needed to look beyond collective defense—Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty states that “an armed attack against one or more [member states] in Europe or North America shall be ...and more » … [Read more...]

Contact Us – Council on Foreign Relations

Contact UsCouncil on Foreign RelationsThe Council on Foreign Relations is headquartered in New York City in the landmarked Harold Pratt House, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 58 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 212.434.9400 212.434.9800. CFR's New York office is also ... … [Read more...]

The Group of Seven (G7) – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsThe Group of Seven (G7)Council on Foreign RelationsThe Group of Seven (G7) is an informal bloc of industrialized democracies—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—that meets annually to discuss issues such as global economic governance, international ... … [Read more...]

President Trump’s Middle East Agenda – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsPresident Trump's Middle East AgendaCouncil on Foreign RelationsPanelists on this on-the-record teleconference discussed the significance of the president's visit and his objectives in the region, particularly as they pertain to the fight against the self-declared Islamic State and forging a peace deal between the ...Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, … [Read more...]

US-Saudi Relations – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsUS-Saudi RelationsCouncil on Foreign RelationsA new generation of Saudi leaders, adjusting to what it had seen as a resurgent Iran and a retreating United States, chafed at President Barack Obama while pursuing an aggressive military posture in the region. The Obama administration, for its part ... … [Read more...]

Why India won’t declare Pakistan a terror state – Oneindia

OneindiaWhy India won't declare Pakistan a terror stateOneindiaAfter the Private Bill was moved, the Ministry for Home Affairs had said that any move to declare Pakistan a terror state would damage international relations under the Geneva Convention. India is bound by international norms and since there are trade ...and more » … [Read more...]

Rex Tillerson Spells Out US Foreign Policy – The Atlantic

HumanosphereRex Tillerson Spells Out US Foreign PolicyThe AtlanticU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the State Department on Wednesday, shedding light on various aspects of the Trump administration's “America First” foreign-policy agenda. While President Trump has made clear his intent to prioritize ...News in the Humanosphere: Human rights take a backseat in US foreign … [Read more...]

Yes, the world is volatile right now. But don’t start packing yet for WWIII – The Spinoff

The SpinoffYes, the world is volatile right now. But don't start packing yet for WWIIIThe SpinoffLast Saturday, Pope Francis said he feared that the rising tension between North Korea and the United States has the potential to destroy a “large part of humanity”. Indeed, the talk of a new major global war, even a World War III, has increased ...and more » … [Read more...]

In Changing His Mind on NATO, Trump Shakes Up International Relations – Study Breaks

Study BreaksIn Changing His Mind on NATO, Trump Shakes Up International RelationsStudy BreaksThroughout his campaign, Trump has expressed his concerns about NATO, calling it “obsolete” and threatening to pull the United States out of the organization if it remains unchanged. He repeatedly criticized the alliance as being out of date, and ...and more » … [Read more...]

Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsGermany, not China, will be Donald Trump's enemy number oneEuropean Council on Foreign RelationsHer country will be in this administration's crosshairs, and it has nothing to do with Trump Senior personally disliking the much more states(wo)man-like chancellor. In fact, every segment of the much-divided US government has found reason to dislike ...and … [Read more...]