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The next president of the United States will play a critical role in shaping the country's climate policy, deciding whether and how to reduce emissions, while minimizing any impact on economic growth. This video explains the domestic and global challenges.
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The next president's trade policy will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country’s economy. This video breaks down the decisions the president will face in developing a trade policy that promotes growth, while helping Americans adjust to new competition and ensuring regulatory standards.
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The next president of the United States will face tough decisions, including whether to commit significant ground forces, how much to support the Kurds, and what to do about Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. This video explainer examines the challenges.
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The president of the United States will have to deal with a rising and more assertive China on a wide range of issues, including Asia-Pacific security, trade, and cybersecurity. U.S.-China relations will likely continue to be a mix of competition and cooperation. The central question for bilateral relations is: Can the world’s two largest economies avoid increased competition and even conflict?
See more in China; Politics and Strategy
Russian airstrikes in Syria could have an impact on Syria’s internal evolution, the politics of the region, and relations among the great powers, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
See more in Syria; Russian Federation; Military Operations; Regional Security
U.S. immigration policy has been a touchstone of political debate for decades as policymakers consider U.S. labor demands and border security concerns. Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Washington for years. Meanwhile, the fates of the estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants in the country, as well as future rules for legal migration, lie in the balance.
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The challenge of handling the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe requires a far more robust global response, says CFR’s Edward Alden.
See more in Europe; Migration
The death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will likely further complicate peace talks with the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan, says CFR’s Dan Markey.
See more in Afghanistan; Pakistan; Radicalization and Extremism; Regional Security
Talks over Iran’s nuclear program have concluded with a deal that will limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from economic and financial sanctions. Before the sanctions are lifted, Iran must show that it has implemented agreed-upon restrictions, explains CFR Senior Fellow Philip H. Gordon.
See more in Iran; Politics and Strategy
Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achieving their century-old quest for independence.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Turkey; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (known as the "BRICS") are forming multilateral bodies intended to reduce Western influence over the global financial system, explains CFR's Stewart Patrick.
See more in Global; International Organizations and Alliances
Experts discuss opportunities and challenges in the Middle East.
See more in Saudi Arabia; Israel; Development
The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR's John Campbell in this video explainer.
See more in Nigeria; Politics and Strategy
Members of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gathering in New York must recommit to reducing their arsenals and address new proliferation challenges, explains CFR’s Adam Mount.
See more in Global; Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The White House and Congress have several differences to reconcile on cybersecurity legislation, explains CFR’s Robert Knake.
See more in United States; Cybersecurity
Time is running out for Greece and its creditors to reach an economic framework agreement, warns CFR's Robert Kahn.
See more in Greece; Financial Crises; Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of conflict will have consequences that extend far beyond the region.
See more in Afghanistan; Pakistan; Terrorist Organizations and Networks; Regional Security
Administrator McCarthy discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to work with other nations to craft international climate policy and improve global environmental sustainability.
See more in United States; Environmental Policy
Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, discusses the strategy for his five year mandate and other data protection issues in Europe and around the world.
See more in Global; Internet Policy
Is the U.S. trade deficit a problem for the United States? If so, does it reflect competitiveness problems that are in part due to trade policies, or is it caused by factors that have nothing to do with trade policies? What are the proper policy responses?
See more in United States; Budget, Debt, and Deficits