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China

The United Kingdom has banned Huawei equipment from its 5G networks amid U.S. pressure, the coronavirus pandemic, and China’s crackdown on Hong Kong.

China

The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations that Beijing could use its 5G infrastructure for cyber espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the world’s tech landscape for years to come.

5G

What exactly is 5G—and why could China control its future?
Inequality
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Inequality

Public policy experts call income and wealth inequality one of the defining challenges of our time. The coronavirus pandemic looks set to further deepen these divisions.

 

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United States

Defense and Security

Deployed around the world, the armed forces are a pillar of U.S. power and influence abroad. But many civilians are unfamiliar with their composition. How much does the military resemble U.S. society?

 

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Iran

Middle East and North Africa

An explosion has caused heavy damage to an Iranian nuclear facility just as the country approaches a bold new energy partnership with China, but Iran shows no signs of slowing down its nuclear program.

 

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Singapore

Southeast Asia

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Singapore

Singapore, one of the world’s wealthiest and most trade-dependent countries, punches above its weight in regional and global affairs.
Trade

China

On current trends, goods exports to China will struggle to reach their 2017 level—there won't be any big gains from the Phase One deal.

Trade

 

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CFR on the Record

Colombia

President Iván Duque discusses the Venezuelan refugee crisis, Colombia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the progress on the implementation of the Colombian peace agreement. 

United States

Panelists discuss international perceptions of the United States and how the current domestic unrest may affect the country’s ability to promote global democracy and human rights.

United States

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis and how the UN World Food Program is working to ensure food security amid the pandemic's disruption of supply chains.

Expert Spotlight

Paul B. Stares
Paul B. Stares

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action

Conflict Prevention Wars and Conflict Defense and Security

Gideon Rose
Gideon Rose

Editor, Foreign Affairs and Peter G. Peterson Chair

Wars and Conflict Middle East and North Africa Southeast Asia

How Wars End

Steven A. Cook
Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

Middle East and North Africa Turkey Arab Spring

False Dawn

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China China’s Approach to Global Governance

Learn about China's evolving approach to global governance and how it has shifted strategy under President Xi Jinping related to trade, the belt and road initiative, and the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health Threats and Pandemics The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

Human Trafficking Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

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

Syria Syria's War and the Descent Into Chaos

In the nine years since protesters in Syria first demonstrated against the four-decade rule of the Assad family, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and some twelve million people have been displaced.

Global Women’s Power Index

Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

Featured Publications

World Order

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and nonexpert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.

U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States should respond to the COVID-19 reordering moment and stop deterioration in the balance of power with China, bolster relations with India and Europe, and reform the way it deals with allies and partners.

Diplomacy and International Institutions

Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted?