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China’s Big Bet on Soft Power

By Eleanor Albert
- via Foreign Affairs    May 11, 2017

An African student practices Shaolin martial arts in Dengfeng, Henan Province. (Reuters)

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 in soft power.

The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

By Zachary Laub
- via Foreign Affairs    Apr 11, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif meet in Vienna on Implementation Day. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Iran has restricted its nuclear program and given international inspectors unprecedented access, but it has not seen the economy recovery expected in the aftermath of the agreement with internation...

Trump's Bluff on North Korea Will Not Work

By Philip H. Gordon
- via Foreign Affairs    May 16, 2017

Writing in the Nikkei Asian Review, Philip Gordon argues that Trump’s approach to North Korea is unlikely to work—and could come back to haunt him.

Media Call: President Trump's Middle East Agenda

via Foreign Affairs    May 15, 2017

After meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House next week, President Donald J. Trump will embark on his first international trip on May 19, with stops in Saudi Arabia a...

Trump Should Be Wary of Putin’s Syria Plan

By Stephen Sestanovich
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

The deal Russia is offering would empower America’s adversaries far more than America’s friends, writes Stephen Sestanovich. 

Renegotiating NAFTA

By James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

Andres Rozental and Rohinton Medhora join CFR's James M. Lindsay in examining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

The United States Is Losing Asia to China

By Ely Ratner,Samir Kumar
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

With Washington in disarray, the Belt and Road Forum kicking off this weekend in Beijing should be a blaring wake up call that U.S. leadership in Asia is in peril.

From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

via Foreign Affairs    May 11, 2017

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

The World Next Week: May 11, 2017

By James M. Lindsay,Robert McMahon
- via Foreign Affairs    May 11, 2017

China hosts a global forum on the Silk Road initiative, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to the United States, and Iran holds a presidential election.

Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

By Matthew C. Waxman,Jonathan Masters
- via Foreign Affairs    May 10, 2017

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agenc...

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