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The US-UK 'Special Relationship' Isn't so Special Anymore

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"Britain's leadership change offers an opportunity to take stock of the US and UK's 'special relationship,' which now looks pretty normal," Paul Poast argues.

Britain's King Charles meets with Prime Minster Liz Truss
US Foreign Policy

Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know

In the News
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Bruce Jentleson

Bruce Jentleson sits down with Chris Chivvis to discuss his new book.

Bruce Jentleson and Chris Chivvis chat by video
US Foreign Policy

Putin's NATO Bungle

In the News
Politico
Ivo H. Daalder

"Russia’s actions have only cemented American support for NATO," writes Council President Ivo Daalder in POLITICO.

Vladimir Putin sits at a desk and looks up from a folio with raised eyebrows, red flag behind him.
via REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

The West Is Now a Co-Belligerent in the War in Ukraine

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

If Russia does ultimately lose the war, Nonresident Fellow Paul Poast argues, it will be a great victory for the West and NATO.

Ukrainian President Zelensky appears by video at NATO summit
EyePress
Defense and Security

Xi Unlikely to Throw Putin a Lifeline

In the News
Bloomberg Markets Asia
Ivo H. Daalder

Are close ties with Russia a liability for Xi Jinping? Council President Ivo Daalder argues "in some ways, it is" on Bloomberg Markets Asia.

Ivo Daalder speaks with Yvonne Man, David Ingles and Rishaad Salamat on "Bloomberg Markets Asia".
Defense and Security

Ukraine Makes Gains in War with Russia

In the News
CBS News
Ivo H. Daalder

Ukrainian forces have retaken roughly 3,000 square kilometers of territory in the past nine days. Council President Ivo Daalder analyzes on CBS News.

Screenshot of Ivo Daalder speaking on CBS news next to footage of Ukrainian soldiers saluting flag near pine trees.
Defense and Security

A 'New' Gorbachev Won't Rescue US-Russia Relations after Putin

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

There’s no reason to believe that any successor to Putin would be any more likely to depart from Russia’s current path, Paul Poast argues.

Gorbachev and Reagan stand side by side
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

World Review: America, China, and the Avoidable War (Replay)

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

In lieu of a new World Review, Ivo Daalder talks with Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about the foreign policy objectives of the United States and China and how these superpowers can prevent competition from sparking a conflict.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden walk together at a Chinese ceremony.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

China's Human Rights Abuses Must Not Go Ignored

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"The international community should make China a pariah for its crimes against the Uyghur population," Elizabeth Shackelford argues.

A man takes part in a demonstration against China during its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Rights Council
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

For the American Public, Syria Has Become the 'Forgotten War'

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"The Syrian war has failed to hold the US public's attention," Paul Poast writes. He explains why in World Politics Review.

A formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornet aircraft leaves after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria Sept. 23, 2014.
US Foreign Policy