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Australia

The prime minister’s victory is welcome in Washington, but Canberra is likely to push back on a U.S. policy trending increasingly toward containing Chinese power in the region.

 

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Iran
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Iran

Neither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, risking a dangerous escalation.

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EU

EU

Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections. That could disrupt EU policy on issues from trade to migration.

Australia

In this special episode, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss upcoming parliamentary elections in Australia and the European Union, as well as India’s six-week-long election, which is drawing to a close.

 

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Trade

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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China

Whither the yuan.
India

India

Sunjoy Joshi, chairman and chief executive of the Observer Research Foundation, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss India’s place in the world.

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India

India is set to begin a mammoth six-week voting exercise to elect a new parliament amid high unemployment, conflict with Pakistan, and debates about its future as a secular nation.
South Africa

South Africa

The African National Congress, which has governed since the end of apartheid, won again in May’s national election. But a growing opposition will watch to see whether it can revive the economy and curb corruption.

 

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CFR on the Record

United States

This is the keynote event for the 2019 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs. 

 

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift in the future of work. Please join us for a screening of the HBO VICE Special Report: The Future of Work, a documentary made in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, that follows industry leaders and laborers to learn how radical developments in automation and artificial intelligence are set to change the world of work as we know it.

Global

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the May/June 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Daniel Drezner and Rebecca Friedman Lissner.

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Refugees and Displaced Persons No Refuge

Why the world’s swelling refugee population has shrinking options.

Women and Economic Growth Growing Economies Through Gender Parity

Closing the gender gap in the workforce could add a staggering $28 trillion to the global GDP.

Wars and Conflict Global Conflict Tracker

The Center for Preventive Action’s Global Conflict Tracker is an interactive guide to ongoing conflicts around the world of concern to the United States.

North Korea North Korean Nuclear Negotiations: A Brief History

Nuclear negotiations involving the United States and North Korea, which have proceeded in fits and starts over more than a quarter century, have been stymied by mistrust.

China China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure investment effort in history. But is it also a plan to remake the global balance of power?

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