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Pakistan

Massive political, economic, and climate challenges, each one compounding the other, threaten the country this year.

 

 

Nigeria

Nigeria

President Bola Tinubu steps into his role with the responsibility of confronting rising discontent as well as Nigeria’s economic and political challenges.

Nigeria

At a moment of deep generational fracture, the political opposition would seem to be the least of Bola Tinubu’s problems.

 

United States

United States

The stories of five Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

 

2022 in Review

As 2022 comes to a close, here are ten Americans we lost this year who made a mark in foreign policy.  
G7 (Group of Seven)

 

Japan

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio hosts the G7 summit as an outspoken champion of the rules-based international order. Japan hopes to galvanize support and recognition of its own security concerns in the Indo-Pacific as well.

Diplomacy and International Institutions

The Group of Seven (G7) serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but experts are increasingly questioning the group’s relevance.
Sudan

Sudan

As armed conflict rages on, Sudan’s devastating humanitarian crisis continues to worsen. More than one million people could flee to neighboring countries, threatening regional upheaval.

Sudan

Amid protracted conflict in Sudan, the United States should work to lower the temperature amongst external actors, and support Sudanese citizens, who remain steadfast in their aspirations for a civilian-led government.  

 

KISSINGER AND THE COUNCIL
As the former secretary of state marks his one hundredth birthday, Richard Haass looks back at his long, substantive relationship with CFR.

Events

United States

White House Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall discusses how the Biden Administration prepares for and responds to a broad range of threats to the Homeland. The Kenneth A. Moskow Memorial Lecture on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism honors the memory of longtime Council member Kenneth A. Moskow, who made this event possible through a generous bequest. His intent was to establish an annual event to bring together the leaders of the intelligence community and promote discussion on critical issues in counterterrorism.

United States

The U.S. military service chiefs discuss U.S. defense priorities around the world and the state of the American armed forces. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership features prominent individuals from the military and intelligence communities.

United States

Dan Schulman discusses the future of the digital economy, the evolving role of business in society, and leadership lessons learned as president and CEO of PayPal. 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.  

Expert Spotlight

Alice C. Hill
Alice C. Hill

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment

Climate Change Infrastructure Food and Water Security

Climate expert Alice Hill on UN climate report

A. Michael Spence

In Defense of Industrial Policy

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Editor, Foreign Affairs; Peter G. Peterson Chair

China U.S. Foreign Policy

Immigration Before Automation

Shannon K. O'Neil
Shannon K. O'Neil

Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies

Trade Supply Chains Democracy

Jennifer Hillman
Jennifer Hillman

Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy

Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) NAFTA

How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

Will Freeman
Will Freeman

Fellow for Latin America Studies

Americas Latin America Democracy

Max Boot
Max Boot

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies

U.S. Foreign Policy Defense and Security Military History

John B. Bellinger III
John B. Bellinger III

Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law

International Law Treaties and Agreements Sanctions

Zongyuan Zoe Liu

Could China Become Like Japan in the Early 1990s?

Scott A. Snyder
Scott A. Snyder

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

North Korea South Korea Asia

Michelle Gavin
Michelle Gavin

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Botswana South Africa Zimbabwe

Yascha Mounk

The System Held

Ebenezer Obadare
Ebenezer Obadare

Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

Nigeria Sub-Saharan Africa Religion

Sheila A. Smith
Sheila A. Smith

John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies

Japan Defense and Security Asia

Japan’s G7 Moment

James M. Lindsay
James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair

United States Politics and Government Polls and Public Opinion

Bruce Hoffman
Bruce Hoffman

Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Wars and Conflict Intelligence

Matthew C. Waxman
Matthew C. Waxman

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy

International Law Cybersecurity U.S. Foreign Policy

Tom Frieden

The Next Anthony Fauci

Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics

Monetary Policy Fiscal Policy Regulation and Deregulation

Henri J. Barkey
Henri J. Barkey

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Middle East and North Africa Turkey Kurds

Ray Takeyh
Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Iran Iran Nuclear Agreement Persian Gulf

Takeyh: China and Russia Encourage Iran to Go Nuclear

Explainers

The Complicated U.S.-China Relationship
The United States and China have an important and complex relationships marked by periods of both tension and cooperation over issues including trade, climate change, and Taiwan.

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