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Top Stories of the WEEK.  By Terence Morris.  Feb 6, 2017 10:37 AM.  feed-icon-28x28

CFR – Main Site Feed – C’mon Trumpists—Obama’s Shortcomings Are No Defense for Trump’s Excesses (10 items) 

C’mon Trumpists—Obama’s Shortcomings Are No Defense for Trump’s Excesses

Posted: 01 Feb 2017 11:44 AM PST

Obama may have been maddeningly cautious and self-righteous, but he was much more thoughtful, dignified and restrained than his bombastic and erratic successor, writes Max Boot.

Trump’s Proposed Refugee Policy Could Cost American Lives

Posted: 01 Feb 2017 09:39 AM PST

Gayle Lemmon shares how the refugee and visa restrictions make American soldiers less safe in this Los Angeles Times piece.

The Korean Pivot: Seoul’s Strategic Choices and Rising Rivalries in Northeast Asia

Posted: 01 Feb 2017 08:23 AM PST

As U.S.-China tensions intensify and as the North Korean threat grows, the importance of the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) as a pivot state in East Asia and as a valuable ally for the United States has become clearer than ever.

World Economic Update

Posted: 01 Feb 2017 07:39 AM PST

Experts discuss trends in the global economy.

How Powerful Is France’s President?

Posted: 01 Feb 2017 06:00 AM PST

The winner of the presidential election this spring will heavily influence how France approaches foreign and domestic issues, including its future with the European Union.

Trump’s Ban Undermines Iraqi Cooperation Against Islamic State

Posted: 31 Jan 2017 11:52 AM PST

The new ban does not jeopardize the legal status of U.S. troops in Iraq, but it does send a message to Iraqis that Washington is no longer particularly interested in a broader, long-term relationship with Iraq, writes Meghan L. O’Sullivan.

Who’s Really Worried About the Travel Ban To The Arab States

Posted: 31 Jan 2017 09:23 AM PST

Writing in the Washington Post, Philip Gordon discusses the impact of the administration’s refugee policy on the Middle East, and warns that the worst could be yet to come.

President Bannon’s Hugely Destructive First Week in Office

Posted: 30 Jan 2017 01:00 PM PST

Bannon as puppet master is leading the Trump administration down a road of carnage and fulfilling the worst fears about the Trump presidency.

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorists

Posted: 27 Jan 2017 01:53 PM PST

President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on January 27, 2017, and was added to the federal register as 82 FR 8977, 2/1/17. Through this document, citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen were banned from entering the United States for ninety days.

Defending Vital U.S. Interests: Policy Prescriptions for Trump

Posted: 25 Jan 2017 01:40 PM PST

Analyses of the Trump administration often focus on predicting what foreign policies the new president will adopt. Ambassador Robert Blackwill instead discusses what Trump should be doing.

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