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June 24, 2016

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Political Losses From Brexit Will Be Deep and Enduring
Richard N. Haass
PARTICIPANTS HOLD A BRITISH UNION FLAG AND AN EU FLAG DURING A PRO-EU REFERENDUM EVENT IN LONDON. (NEIL HALL/REUTERS)

PARTICIPANTS HOLD A BRITISH UNION FLAG AND AN EU FLAG DURING A PRO-EU REFERENDUM EVENT IN LONDON. (NEIL HALL/REUTERS)

The decision to hold the referendum will go down as one of history's great blunders. Read the op-ed »

 
The Challenges of Trade
 

The trade policy the next U.S. president sets will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country's economy.  Watch the video explainer »

EXAMINING BREXIT

A Tipping Point
Sebastian Mallaby

The British vote to leave the European Union may come to be seen as a tipping point in global politics, perhaps more consequential than anything since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read the op-ed »

 
Britain's Bold Leap Into the Unknown
Robert Kahn

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is an extraordinary economic experiment.  Read more on Macro and Markets »

 
A Victory for National Sovereignty
Stewart M. Patrick

The victory of the "Leave" campaign in Thursday's referendum was a massive repudiation of the elite-driven European project and a testament to the enduring pull of national sovereignty in an age of global anxiety. Read more on The Internationalist »

 
The Debate Over 'Brexit'
 

For decades, the United Kingdom has had an ambivalent and sometimes contentious relationship with the European Union. Brexit could accelerate nationalist movements across the continent with unpredictable consequences for the European project. Read the Backgrounder »

 
MEMBERS OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD NAVY MARCH DURING A PARADE. (REUTERS) / DEMONSTRATORS FROM AN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY ADVOCACY GROUP CARRY SIGNS AS THEY MARCH IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) MEMBERS OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD NAVY MARCH DURING A PARADE. (REUTERS) / DEMONSTRATORS FROM AN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY ADVOCACY GROUP CARRY SIGNS AS THEY MARCH IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)

MEMBERS OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD NAVY MARCH DURING A PARADE. (REUTERS) / DEMONSTRATORS FROM AN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY ADVOCACY GROUP CARRY SIGNS AS THEY MARCH IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)

How Powerful Are Iran's Revolutionary Guards?
Ray Takeyh

The Revolutionary Guards are involved in maintaining domestic order, projecting Iranian influence in the Mideast, and presiding over major business interests. But they are poised to take on a bigger role. Read the Expert Brief »

 
The Supreme Court Splits on Immigration
 

On Thursday, the Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama's immigration plan in United States v. Texas. This primer explains the Deferred Action Programs that were at stake. Explore the Backgrounder »

 
Reconfiguring USAID for State-Building
Max Boot, Michael Miklaucic

Instead of promoting development in every poor country, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should limit its efforts to strategically important states while enhancing its focus on building core state functions. Read the op-ed »

 
Destabilizing Saudi Arabia?
Steven A. Cook

Like Gamal Mubarak's reform efforts in Egypt in the 2000s, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's vision for Saudi Arabia's future could prove destabilizing for Saudi politics and society. Read more on From the Potomac to the Euphrates »

 
Gene-Editing Is Transformative—and Troubling
Laurie Garrett

The first CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) human trials have been approved. But the gene-editing technology poses not only exciting opportunities for discovery, but profound moral, ethical, and foreign policy questions. Read the Expert Brief »

 
Preventing a Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan
Seth G. Jones

With the Afghan government beset by internal discord and the Taliban threatening to overrun major cities, hard-fought gains could be reversed in the next year. Read the Memorandum »

An Audio Preview of the World Next Week

An Audio Preview of the World Next Week

In this week's podcast, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss the first annual Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting, the North American Leaders' Summit, and India's desire for a larger role in global nuclear governance. Listen to the podcast »

 

WORLD EVENTS CALENDAR

June 27
First Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
CFR Resources on: The Changing Map of Same-Sex Marriage »

July 1
Deadline for Puerto Rico to Make Debt Payment
CFR Resources on: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis »

View the Calendar »

INSIDE CFR

President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband and German Ambassador to the United States Peter Wittig discuss efforts to assist refugees displaced from the migrant crisis in the Middle East. Watch the discussion »

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) offers his assessment of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action one year after the agreement was reached on Iran's nuclear program. Watch the discussion »

CFR's Laurie Garrett, Stanford University's Drew Endy, and Merck & Co., Inc.'s Julie Gerberding discuss the latest developments in synthetic biology and biotechnology, and their implications for U.S. national security over the next decade. Watch the discussion »

Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, discusses the long-term trends in labor force participation and their potential implications for the future of the U.S. economy. Watch the discussion »

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman discusses the importance of U.S. trade engagement, the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the global race to define the rules of the road for trade in the Asia-Pacific. Watch the discussion »

 

Inside the July/August Issue of Foreign Affairs

Inside the July/August Issue of Foreign Affairs

The July/August issue of Foreign Affairs details the profound changes Israel has undergone since its founding and explores how the country has adapted to new challenges in a tumultuous region. More on the new issue »

 
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