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Afghanistan

Washington must not forget the Haqqani network and the group’s relationship with al-Qaeda as it considers a rapid withdrawal.

Afghanistan

U.S. officials say that they are close to reaching a deal with the Taliban, but peace in Afghanistan would still not be guaranteed.

Afghanistan

South Asia
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Pakistan

A turn toward Pakistan and away from India, as well as a race for the exits from Afghanistan, would be unwise.

India

Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay India’s recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy.

 

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Long-standing financial troubles and drought in Zimbabwe have pushed millions to the brink of starvation.

 

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

As protesters in Hong Kong use increasingly creative means to demand change, the possibility that Beijing will respond with force is growing.

China

As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed over the last three decades could slip away.

 

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Sanctions

Sanctions

For many policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges such as terrorism and conflict.

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Russia

Since Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine, Western powers have hit Moscow with economic sanctions, hoping to put a stop to President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. Have they worked?
China

China

The Trump administration has declared China a currency manipulator, but what that means for the ongoing trade war is far from clear.

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Trade

Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline until the recent U.S.-China trade spat.

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Economics

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

Nigeria

Nigerian Vice President Osinbajo discusses Nigeria’s economic recovery, investment and growth opportunities, and the recent general elections.

United States

Secretary Carter discusses national security strategies in a rapidly changing world and his legacy as the twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense.   

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This tracker shows how the Belt and Road Initiative has changed countries’ bilateral economic relationships with China over time.

Trade The Truth About Tariffs

Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline until the recent U.S.-China trade spat.

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