Interactives

Graphics and multimedia explainers on the foreign policy, national security, and international financial issues of the day.

Crisis Guide: The Global Economy

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik
Producers: Michael Moran and Jeremy Sherlick

An in-depth, multimedia look at the causes and consequences of the global economic crisis that seeks to unravel the questions surrounding the downturn and shed light on its policy implications, drawing on insights from leading thinkers on economics and international affairs.

See more in Financial Crises; Global

Crisis Guide: Iran

Iran poses steep challenges to its Middle East neighbors and the world. Explore the country's complex regime structure and controversial nuclear program, and watch experts debate the range of policy options.

This is a special feature presentation from CFR that offers a unique, full-screen experience.

See more in Proliferation; Iran

Crisis Guide: Pakistan

Pakistan's stability is of great consequence to regional and international security. Examine the roots of its challenges, what it means for the region and the world, and explore some plausible futures for the country.

This is a special feature presentation from CFR that offers a unique, full-screen experience.

See more in Pakistan; Politics and Strategy; Terrorism

China's Maritime Disputes

Authors: Beina Xu and Eleanor Albert
Producers: Jeremy Sherlick and Hagit Ariav

The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China's growing assertiveness, have fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washington's security commitments in its strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.

See more in Asia and Pacific; Defense and Security

The Time of the Kurds

Author: Hagit Ariav
Producer: Jeremy Sherlick

The Kurds are one of the world's largest peoples without a state, making up sizable minorities in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Their history is marked by marginalization and persecution. This InfoGuide explains how in a Middle East undergoing the convulsions of Syria's civil war, Iraq's destabilization, and conflict with the self-proclaimed Islamic State, some Kurds may be on the verge of achieving their century-old quest for independence. 

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity

Child Marriage

Author: Brianna Lee
Producers: Jeremy Sherlick and Hagit Ariav

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not only violates human rights laws but also threatens stability and economic development.

See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights; Children

Global Monetary Policy Tracker

Authors: Benn Steil and Emma Smith

CFR’s Global Monetary Policy Tracker compiles data from 54 countries around the world to highlight significant global trends in monetary policy. Who is tightening policy? Who is loosening policy? And what is the policy stance of the world as a whole? Learn more!

See more in Global; Economics

Nigeria Security Tracker

The Council on Foreign Relations's Nigeria Security Tracker, an effort to catalog and map political violence based on a weekly survey of Nigerian and international press. The data presented includes violent incidents related to political, economic, and social grievances directed at the state or other affiliative groups (or conversely the state employing violence to respond to those incidents.)

See more in Nigeria; Defense and Security

Nuclear Energy Guide

Author: Michelle Smith
Producers: Charles D. Ferguson and Jeremy Sherlick

After decades of decline, nuclear power is increasingly presented as a low-carbon way to meet growing electricity demands. Global construction of new reactors is on the rise, but there still exists an array of obstacles to expansion. This interactive guide explores the past, present, and future of nuclear power, focusing on its unique benefits and risks.

See more in United States; Energy Policy; Nuclear Energy