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Election 2020

In the wake of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, intelligence officials warn that similar efforts may already be underway in 2020. In this video, CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil explores what can be done.

Elections and Voting

The aftershocks of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election are still being felt today. Is the United States ready for 2020?

Digital Policy

Facebook removes more than one million fake accounts every day. To address the alarming trend of fake accounts on the platform, Facebook should introduce identity validation for all users to ensure that they are real people. This would make the platform safer and help companies trust user data that Facebook sells to them.
Coronavirus
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If the outbreak evolves into a pandemic that lasts longer than a year, the world could experience business failures, mass unemployment, and a recession.

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Coronavirus

A new coronavirus that originated in China has sparked fears of a potential pandemic, as health experts seek to answer questions about how it spreads.
Afghanistan

Afghanistan War

The Taliban insurgency remains resilient nearly two decades after U.S.-led forces toppled its regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

Afghanistan

Speakers discuss the seven-day reduction of violence deal in Afghanistan reached by the Trump administration and the Taliban and the prospects for peace.

Afghanistan

Kenya

Kenya

The Trump administration hopes that a free trade agreement with Nairobi will be a counterweight to Beijing’s growing role across Africa and a model for bilateral deals with others on the continent.

 

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Sub-Saharan Africa

From podcasts to position trackers, CFR has a wealth of resources to help you understand foreign policy and the presidential campaign.

CFR on the Record

Health

Speakers discuss how the coronavirus outbreak is testing global health governance, its broader economic consequences, and its implications for the Chinese political system.

United States

As part of the Election 2020 series, watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation featuring former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations discussing the critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election.  This project was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.  

United Kingdom

After the United Kingdom’s January 31 deadline to leave the European Union, questions remain regarding how Brexit will affect the United Kingdom’s relations with the European Union and the United States. Our speakers discuss the transition period, the consequences of Brexit, and what to expect in the coming year.

China

Panelists discuss current U.S. strategy toward China and offer their security, economic, and foreign policy recommendations to address increasing tensions in the relationship.  

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Ukraine Ukraine’s Post-Independence Struggles

Ukraine has been dogged by corruption scandals, economic mismanagement, and Russian interference since it achieved independence in 1991. At the same time, it has cultivated relations with the United States and Europe.

China China Doesn’t Want Your Trash

For years, China processed more than half of the world’s plastic recycling. Then, in 2018, it stopped. Things have gotten messy since then.

Refugees and Displaced Persons No Refuge

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

Featured Publications

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Global health expert Thomas J. Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.

China

The Trump administration recognizes the China challenge, but it needs a grand strategy. Blackwill recommends decisive action, sustained diplomacy, collaboration among branches of the U.S. government, and working with allies in Asia and Europe, among other approaches.

Conflict Prevention

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.