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Economics

As the global economy undergoes a transition, countries everywhere face major headwinds to growth. One of the biggest is uncertainty about what future economic rules and institutions will look like.
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Ukraine

An improbable candidate has taken the lead in Ukraine’s first presidential campaign since 2014. Could he become the country’s next president?

 

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Israel

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow and director of executive education at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Israel’s upcoming election.

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At least one of Israel’s occupations will be permanent, whether anyone else likes it or not.
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Indonesia

Indonesia’s high-stakes vote for president is likely to result in more political stagnation for the world’s third-largest democracy.

 

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Indonesia

Find out how much you know about secession and independence movements, from the struggles of the Iraqi Kurds to the battle for Northern Ireland.

CFR on the Record

Kashmir

As India-Pakistan tensions reach new heights, panelists examine the current situation, each country’s relationship with Kashmir, and U.S. policy in South Asia.

Russia

Panelists discuss Russia’s foreign policy under President Vladimir Putin and its increased involvement with countries around the world, including those in neighboring Eastern Europe and Eurasia, as well as in Western Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.

Economics

Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day.

Economics

The 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium discusses the ways behavioral economics can inform development policy to create effective solutions to poverty at the international, national, and local levels.

Expert Spotlight

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Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy

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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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