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As the Saudi-led coalition strikes the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the country's already-severe humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen considerably. Read CFR's conflict tracker.

 

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Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Though an experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be effective in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the virus continues to pose challenges to global health authorities.

 

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G7

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The outcome of the G7 summit suggests Trump is prepared to abandon the transatlantic relationship, and even the concept of “the West,” as pillars of U.S. global engagement.

 

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Warfare

Defense Technology

Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discusses autonomous weapons and the changing nature of warfare with CFR's James M. Lindsay. 

 

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CFR on the Record

North Korea

Panelists discuss the threats posed by a nuclear North Korea and the Trump-Kim summit meeting.

United States

This is the second session of the American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes symposium.

Economics

Panelists examine existing laws for digital currencies, potential areas for abuse and crime, and the best next steps for governments to keep up with the technology.

Global Governance

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the May/June 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Yuen Yuen Ang and Yascha Mounk.

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Israel The Stakes in Jerusalem

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there could inspire protest and set back the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

North Korea Another Breakdown in U.S.-North Korea Diplomacy?

Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea have proceeded in fits and starts across three decades and have failed to halt the advance of the North’s atomic weapons program.

Human Trafficking The Scourge of Modern Slavery

Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Kurds The Time of the Kurds

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.

Trade How Are Trade Disputes Resolved?

Dispute resolution mechanisms have become increasingly controversial as countries grapple with their implications for sovereignty, domestic regulation, and the enforcement of international obligations.

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China

The Third Revolution argues that Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian system at home and a more ambitious foreign policy abroad—provide Beijing with new levers of influence that the United States must learn to exploit to protect its own interests.

Energy and Environment

Solar energy is the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Varun Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation—creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems.

Political History and Theory

The award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.