American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. With more than three decades of experience as an American diplomat, Ambassador Burns played a significant role in the most important diplomatic events of his time- including the end of the Cold War, post-Cold War relations between the United States and Russia, the […]

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Back to (Merely) Bad: The Future of U.S. Policy Towards Iran

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Over the last few months, the imposition of sanctions, maritime and drone incidents, and escalating rhetoric between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have led onlookers to fear a possible conflict in the Middle East. Beyond these recent events, the […]

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Turkey, a U.S. Ally Adrift: Is a Reversal Possible?

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. In recent years, Turkey has drifted away from its traditional Western allies and problems have developed in U.S.-Turkey relations, as Turkish leadership has become increasingly anti-Western. What are the prospects for Turkey’s re-democratization? How can Turkish relations with the West, including the U.S., improve? Dr. […]

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2018 Global Impact Award Event

CCWA’s 2018 Global Impact Award honors Senator George J. Mitchell  for his distinguished career as a peacemaker. Senator Mitchell will receive CCWA’s Global Impact Award and will deliver the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture and a Q & A session with attendees. CCWA’s signature event will be held on October 17, 2018, at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland. […]

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At a Crossroads: Insight Into the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Richard Miles is the Director of the U.S.-Mexico Futures Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Following the election of the Mexican populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president, and with increasing tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border, Miles will join CCFR to discuss […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?

“Pax Americana” commonly refers to the decades of relative peace experienced amongst the world’s most powerful nations after World War II. This peace is often attributed to the United States’ stability, economic strength, and preponderance of power – and, arguably, its position as a moral center, dedicated to preserving freedom, democracy, human rights, and the […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Korean Peace Process

During a summit on June 12, 2018, President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-Un, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK), signed an agreement pledging to “build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula” including complete denuclearization and the recovery of POW/MIA remains. How does this current agreement between U.S. and […]

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Undergraduate Scholarships Available for World Affairs Councils of America National Conference

Undergraduate student scholarships are now available to the World Affairs Councils of America National Conference. The WACA National Conference brings opportunities to engage with the most pressing global issues and policy choices that impact our lives. By attending this year’s conference, you benefit from: -Expert opinions, timely insights, and audience dialogue about the United States’ role in […]

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Gulliver’s Troubles Revisited: A Perspective on the Future of the Middle East

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is a well-known scholar on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Miller served in the State Department for more than two decades as a senior […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Next President’s Foreign Policy Inbox

Regardless of which candidate prevails on November 8, the next President of the United States (U.S.) will inherit a complicated international landscape and mounting global problems. The Syrian civil war shows no signs of ending, with a U.S. brokered cease-fire having recently failed and ISIS continuing attacks in the Middle East and around the globe. […]

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