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Women and Women's Rights

The President’s Inbox podcast marks International Women’s Day with a discussion about the state of women’s rights and gender equality.
Nuclear Energy
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Nuclear Energy

Ten years after Japan’s reactor meltdown, nuclear energy worldwide could be poised for a revival.

 

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Successful vaccine rollouts in the United States and other wealthy nations have made many people hopeful that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. But the majority of the world’s population does not yet have access to these vaccines. Without a strong global effort to immunize everyone, new variants could tighten the pandemic’s grip on rich and poor countries alike.

 

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Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

Only a year after the new coronavirus emerged, the first vaccines to protect against it are being administered. But production challenges, vaccine nationalism, and new virus strains are all presenting hurdles.
Nuclear Weapons

United States

The nuclear arms race was perhaps the most alarming feature of the Cold War competition between the United States and Soviet Union. Over the decades, the two sides signed various arms control agreements as a means to manage their rivalry and limit the risk of nuclear war. However, deep fissures have reemerged in the U.S.-Russia relationship in recent years, raising once again the specter of a nuclear arms race.

 

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Haiti

Haiti

 

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Haiti

Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.
Saudi Arabia

U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. interests argue for maintaining ties to Saudi Arabia despite clear evidence that the Crown Prince approved the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Middle East and North Africa

Investors flocking to Riyadh’s “Davos in the Desert” prove that nobody knows what accountability for Mohammed bin Salman would even mean.

Election 2020

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Yasmine Farouk and Bernard Haykel join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia.

Events

Europe

Martin Sorrell discusses growing a business during uncertain economic times and the future of digital marketing. The CEO Speaker Series is a unique forum for leading global CEOs to share their insights on issues at the center of commerce and foreign policy, and to discuss the changing role of business globally.

Economics

Lael Brainard of the Federal Reserve discusses the challenges facing U.S. economic recovery. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

Iran

Ray Takeyh discusses his new book, The Last Shah. Offering a new view of one of America's most important and widely misunderstood relationships, The Last Shah significantly revises our understanding of the United States and Iran's complex and difficult history. The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows.

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

As the one-year mark approaches of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York City, frontline physicians reflect on the first and second waves of COVID-19, and discuss specific steps to improve emergency preparedness and response for the third wave.

Expert Spotlight

Thomas J. Bollyky
Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program

Health Trade Development

Paul J. Angelo
Paul J. Angelo

Fellow for Latin America Studies

Latin America Central America Colombia

The Day After in Venezuela

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Middle East and North Africa The Arab Spring at Ten Years: What’s the Legacy of the Uprisings?

Ten years on, the lives of people in Arab Spring countries have improved in certain aspects but worsened in others. CFR.org visualizes the changes in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.

Food and Water Security Rising Hunger: Facing a Food-Insecure World

Global food insecurity has surged amid the coronavirus pandemic, threatening to worsen humanitarian crises and spur further mass migration.

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.

Conflict Prevention Conflicts to Watch in 2021

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.

China China’s Repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

More than a million Muslims have been arbitrarily detained in China’s Xinjiang region. The reeducation camps are just one part of the government’s crackdown on Uyghurs.

Featured Publications

China

To preserve peace in the Taiwan Strait, Robert D. Blackwill and Philip Zelikow propose the United States make clear that it will not change Taiwan’s status, yet will work with allies to plan for Chinese aggression and help Taiwan defend itself.

Iran

Ray Takeyh provides new interpretations of many key events—including the 1953 coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq and the rise of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini—significantly revising our understanding of the United States' and Iran’s complex and difficult history.

Nigeria

Former Ambassador John Campbell illustrates the history and importance of Nigeria, a country too often overlooked by the West.