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September 22, 2017

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Aung San Suu Kyi Finally Speaks on the Rohingya
Joshua Kurlantzick
ROHINGYA REFUGEE CHILDREN LINE UP FOR AID IN BANGLADESH. (CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS)

ROHINGYA REFUGEE CHILDREN LINE UP FOR AID IN BANGLADESH. (CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS)

Amid growing international scrutiny, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave her first major address on the Rohingya crisis. Her immense popularity at home means that she could have tried to change minds and indirectly influence the armed forces—but she attempted neither. Read more on Asia Unbound »

 
It Is Time to Face NAFTA's Jobs Myth
Shannon K. O'Neil

President Donald J. Trump, along with many Americans, condemns the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—for which a third round of talks begins on September 23—for taking jobs. But the trade deal has actually had little to no effect on net employment in the United States. Read more on Latin America's Moment »

INSIDE TRUMP'S FIRST UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Trump's Tough Talk Should Not Have Been a Shock
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Despite the tough talk, the overall theme of Trump's remarks at the United Nations cohered around a push for renewed nationalism in service of international stability. Read the article »

 
Trump Praises Sovereignty in UN Speech
Max Boot

The system of collective security that President Harry S. Truman created grew out of one world war and prevented the outbreak of another. Trump's recklessness now puts this system in serious danger of dismantlement. Read the article »

 
Dissecting Trump's First Address to the UN
Stewart M. Patrick and Carla Anne Robbins

CFR experts discuss the significance of Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly and what the president meant by calling for his fellow leaders to embrace national sovereignty. Listen to the audio and read the transcript »

 
How Much Does the U.S. Contribute to the UN?
 

The United States is the largest donor to the United Nations, but President Trump's proposed budget would see significant cuts to several UN bodies. Explore the infographic »

 
AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN POSTER FOR GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL IS DISPLAYED IN BERLIN. (HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS) / IRAN'S PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI DELIVERS REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE DURING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. (STEPHANIE KEITH/REUTERS) AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN POSTER FOR GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL IS DISPLAYED IN BERLIN. (HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS) / IRAN'S PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI DELIVERS REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE DURING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. (STEPHANIE KEITH/REUTERS)

AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN POSTER FOR GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL IS DISPLAYED IN BERLIN. (HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS) / IRAN'S PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI DELIVERS REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE DURING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. (STEPHANIE KEITH/REUTERS)

Iran Is Not the New North Korea
Steven A. Cook

Despite Israeli concerns and the Trump administration's reservations, the 2015 nuclear deal continues to restrict Iran's nuclear capabilities. Read more on From the Potomac to the Euphrates »

 
What Is at Stake in Germany's Election?
 

Germany's elections this Sunday will determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in power and will have ramifications for the migration crisis, the future of the European Union, and U.S.-German relations. Get the background »

 
Bangladesh: Poor, Stressed, and the Last Place of Refuge
Alyssa Ayres

Bangladesh is a poor country by any measure, and with the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis, its refugee population has tripled in one month, straining the country's resources. Read more on Asia Unbound »

Next in the President's Inbox: The Iran Nuclear Deal

Next in the President's Inbox: The Iran Nuclear Deal

In this episode of the President's Inbox, James M. Lindsay and CFR Senior Fellow Philip H. Gordon examine the Iran nuclear agreement. Listen to the podcast »

 

INSIDE CFR

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discusses the challenges facing his country, such as terrorism and poverty, with David MilibandWatch the discussion »

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet discusses the importance of Chile's regional integration in South America with David M. RubensteinWatch the discussion »

Rwandan President Paul Kagame discusses his election, democracy in Africa, Rwanda's economy, and more with Richard StengelWatch the discussion »

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi discusses the economy, democracy, and security in Pakistan with David SangerWatch the discussion »

 

New Anthology: North Korea and the Bomb

New Anthology: North Korea and the Bomb

Foreign Affairs' newest anthology examines the origins of the current North Korea crisis and what is next, with articles from 1969 through today. Explore the anthology »

 
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