Council on Foreign Relations

China, not Trump, started this trade war

What can Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio and President Trump agree on? Almost nothing, but they agree China is robbing America blind …

Intellectual Property

US Departure From UN Rights Council Leaves Vacuum

The Trump administration's announcement Tuesday that it is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council has created a vacuum that China may like to …

Human Rights

How Social Media Has Reshaped Feminism

While women are still underrepresented in media generally, social media encourages a more level playing field, allowing for the voices of women from …

Social Media

Raytheon CEO says allies will keep buying US defense systems despite trade disputes

In the wake of President Donald Trump's move to impose steel and aluminum tariffs, Raytheon's CEO said Wednesday that the defense company is largely …

Raytheon

The Cobalt Boom

As technology companies and carmakers become increasingly reliant on cobalt, many business, government, and nonprofit leaders have grown concerned …

Alternative Fuel

Loot From the Time of Sani Abacha Repatriated to Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Abubakar Malami said that Abuja has reached an agreement with a number of countries, including the …

Africa

Escalating U.S.–China tariffs would have global economic impact - Axios

After China matched the United States on its initial round of $50 billion in tariffs, President Trump threatened tariffs on an additional $200 …

Economy

Cyber Week in Review: June 15, 2018

This week: sanctions against Russia over malicious cyber activity, reversing the ZTE ban, and Huawei has some trouble down under.<p>Here is a quick …

Trump Administration

Can Turkey and Brussels avoid a bust up? | Financial Times

By Asli Aydintasbas, <i>European Council on Foreign Relations</i><p>To put it mildly, “Europe doesn’t know what to do with Turkey”. Always difficult, even …

Human Rights

How Sports Can Move the Ball for Women’s Rights Around the World

Mary Harvey, a former member of the U.S. national women's soccer team, and Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discuss how sports institutions can be …

Human Rights

Leaders in South Sudan's civil war meet amid fears of genocide

Nearly five years into a civil war, the leaders of two warring factions in South Sudan met for talks in Ethiopia Wednesday, the AP reports. Why it …

Africa

Domesticating the Giant: The Global Governance of Migration

A global policy framework and consolidated institutional architecture can help states facilitate regular migration, cope with illegal crossings, and …

Globalization

Progress made in modernizing NAFTA will make it easier to trade, says Freeland

MONTREAL — Progress made in negotiations to modernize NAFTA aren't getting much attention but they will make it easier for companies to conduct …

Halifax

Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle

Violence and rampant crime have driven asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the United States, which is seeking to help …

Immigration

Transatlantic Tension With Célia Belin and Alina Polyakova | Council on Foreign Relations

The Brookings Institution's Célia Belin, an expert on transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, and Alina Polyakova, an expert …

Brookings Institution

Nigeria's Fashionable Super Eagles Are an Important Symbol of National Identity

Nigerians are reveling in the international accolades the Super Eagles—their national football team—are receiving for their dress as they travel to …

Africa

Yemen conflict hits key turning point

The ongoing fight for control of Yemen’s critical port city of Hodeidah marks a potential turning point in the country’s grueling three-year …

Middle East

Managing U.S.-China Relations in an Era of Peer Competition

U.S. competition with China continues to intensify, but rather than adopting a strategy of containment, the United States should respond by …

China

Can Colombia's President Ivan Duque Bring Justice for Women? | Time

With the election of a new president Sunday, Colombia threw the future of its peace deal into uncertainty. Conservative candidate Ivan Duque has …

South America

Terrorist Groups and Political Legitimacy

Terrorist groups can never change their stripes, or so politicians regularly remind their citizens. Yet history begs to differ.<p>More on:<p>Terrorism and …

Israel

The Ebola Virus

Endemic to the African tropics, the Ebola virus has killed thousands in recent years, putting the World Health Organization and major donor countries …

Disease

Cybersecurity on the Campaign Trail: Five Predictions for 2016

More on:<p>Cybersecurity<p>China<p>Elections and Voting<p>Privacy<p><i>Brett Ekberg is a research associate in the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council</i> …

Government

Is Washington Boosting Ties With Taiwan?

The opening of a new U.S. diplomatic compound in Taipei doesn’t mark a major change in ties, but the Trump administration has taken new approaches to …

China

Why Mexico’s Energy Reform Needs AMLO

<i>This is a guest post by David R. Mares, the Institute of the Americas chair for Inter-American Affairs and professor for political science at the</i> …

Mexico

Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors …

Space Exploration

Japanese World Cup fans cleaned up the stadium after they won. Now others are doing it.

Maybe the world isn’t so bad after all.<p>After Japan surprisingly swept Colombia aside at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, the country’s fans did something even more shocking: They swept up after <i>themselves</i>.<p>You read that right. Japan’s supporters — who traveled all the way to Russia to watch an …

World News

The Theft and Reuse of Advanced Offensive Cyber Weapons Pose A Growing Threat

Almost exactly a year ago, North Korea and Russia reused a vulnerability stolen from the U.S. government to conduct the WannaCry and NotPetya …

Cybersecurity

China's boycott of US goods remains a real threat

China's willingness to boycott imported goods in order to inflict economic pain on its adversaries is often referred to as "boycott diplomacy."<p>It is …

China

What War Games Tell Us About the Use of Cyber Weapons in a Crisis

Recent U.S. war games have shown that decision makers are surprisingly reluctant to use cyber weapons during a crisis scenario that escalates into …

International Relations

Poland Raises Early Objection to Merkel-Macron Euro Plan

The French-German plan to overhaul the euro zone received its first objection Wednesday from Poland -- one of the countries most concerned it will …

Europe