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Women and Economic Growth

The global economy could grow by trillions of dollars if women participate in the labor force at the same rate as men, working the same hours at the same levels. CFR’s interactive explores how to get there.

Women and Women's Rights

Most countries still have laws that make it harder for women to work than men. This inequality shortchanges not only women but also entire economies.

Women and Women's Rights

Women’s advocates have long championed gender parity as a moral issue. But in the modern global economy, eliminating obstacles to women’s economic participation is also a strategic imperative.
Digital Policy
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Cybersecurity

Deep fakes are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments. A combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.

 

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Unless the Saudi government speaks and acts quickly and honestly about the disappearance and reported killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its own reputation will incur irreparable damage.

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Saudi Arabia

Trade

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United States

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.
Climate Change

Climate Change

A recent study by noted climate scientists is particularly bad news for the planet’s most vulnerable regions, including the Arctic and small Pacific islands. 

 

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Test your knowledge of Saudi Arabia’s politics, economics, and history.

CFR on the Record

Economic Crises

Speakers provide an analysis of the political, social, and economic implications of the upcoming elections sweeping Latin America.

United States

Panelists discuss global public opinion of the United States and the direction of U.S. economic and foreign policies under President Donald J. Trump's administration.

Economics

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett discusses economic growth, international trade talks, and the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on the U.S. economy.

Technology and Innovation

Kai-Fu Lee discusses the advances in artificial intelligence technology, the effects on the future of work, and the technology race between the United States and China.

Expert Spotlight

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Human Trafficking The Scourge of Modern Slavery

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

Iran Who Runs Iran?

Who calls the shots in Iran on economic policy, security, and responding to domestic calls for reform? A look at the government's organization chart indicates how complicated the answer is.

North Korea North Korean Nuclear Negotiations: A Brief History

Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea have proceeded in fits and starts across three decades and have failed to halt the advance of the North’s atomic weapons program.

Israel The Stakes in Jerusalem

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there could inspire protest and set back the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Trade How Are Trade Disputes Resolved?

Dispute resolution mechanisms have become increasingly controversial as countries grapple with their implications for sovereignty, domestic regulation, and the enforcement of international obligations.

Featured Publications

United States

American diplomacy is in shambles under Trump, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.

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 Third Revolution argues that Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian system at home and a more ambitious foreign policy abroad—provide Beijing with new levers of influence that the United States must learn to exploit to protect its own interests.