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Russia

Moscow seeks to cultivate allies in the region and push back against EU and NATO expansion. The war in Ukraine might be shifting the calculus.

 

 

China

China

The recent protests, the most widespread since 1989, follow decades of demonstrations. Trace the history.

 

 

Industrial Policy

Economics

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of China have prompted renewed debate about the U.S. government’s role in shaping the economy.

China

New U.S. sanctions are in some ways more restrictive than Cold-War era controls.

 

United States

United States

Progress on President Biden’s climate agenda will slow with a split Congress. But with federal efforts dulled, state-level action could supply added momentum.

U.S. Congress

Daniel Silverberg, managing director at global strategy firm Capstone and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Christopher Tuttle, senior fellow and director of the Renewing America Initiative at the Council, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the results of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections and its impact on U.S. foreign policy.  

United States

Qatar

International Organizations

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar, and billions of fans worldwide are tuning in to the world’s most popular live event. And yet as in years past, the Qatar Cup is transpiring under the shadow of controversy.

 

 

Labor

Middle East and North Africa

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for reform.

East Africa

Citizen backlash to stories of labor exploitation may complicate Gulf states’ foreign policy agenda in East Africa.

 

Events

United States

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien discusses technology, disinformation, and the intersection of technology policy and national security. 

Southeast Asia

Please join our panelists for a discussion on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek’s decade-long journey on foot around the world—from the Horn of Africa through the Middle East and Southeast Asia and finally to China—and his experiences traveling to and reporting in the Middle Kingdom. Please be sure to join us after the meeting for an in-person networking reception in both New York and Washington. We welcome both CFR term members and participants in our Young Professionals Program to attend.

Afghanistan

Join our panelists for a discussion of the recently released Netflix documentary film In Her Hands and the future of women’s rights in Afghanistan.  Filmed across two turbulent years, In Her Hands tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at twenty six became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling. As Western forces announce their retreat and the Taliban start their sweep back to power, Zarifa and women across the country face a new reality. Amid these tectonic changes, Zarifa must make the most difficult decision of her life. In Her Hands premiered on Netflix on November 16. In Her Hands was directed by Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen.  

United States

With broad bipartisan support in Congress, the Biden Administration has made U.S. engagement in the Pacific a clear priority for American foreign policy, emphasizing the region's critical importance to some of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, including competition with China and combating climate change. Please join our speakers for part two of a conversation about U.S. strategic interests in the Pacific, what the U.S. is currently doing, and what the U.S. should be doing to further productive engagement in the region. You may view part one of this series here: The Future of the U.S. in the Pacific  

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