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The Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference: Buenos Aires

Nov 5, 2017—Nov 7, 2017

On November 5–7, 2017, the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) and CFR convened the tenth Council of Councils regional conference, Latin America, the World Today, and the Future of Global Governance, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Council of Councils Ninth Regional Conference: Berlin

Oct 30, 2016—Nov 1, 2016

On October 30–November 1, 2016, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and CFR convened the ninth Council of Councils regional conference, Regional Security in a Turbulent World, in Berlin, Germany.

Latest Member Publications

2017 Global Diplomacy Index: Asia’s Ties to the World

December 19, 2017 | Alex Oliver and Erin Harris, Lowy

The Lowy Institute has released an updated and expanded 2017 Global Diplomacy Index, an interactive map that plots around 7000 individual embassies, consulates and other representations in over 700 cities across the globe.

As Canada Kicks Off its G7 Presidency, Here’s What to Expect

December 13, 2017 | Catherine Tsaliks, CIGI

This article provides an overview of what to expect from Canada’s G7 Presidency. Canada has pledged to focus on inclusive growth, gender equality, climate change, and security—many goals that clash with President Trump’s America First agenda.

WTO Ministerial Conference: Staying Alive

December 8, 2017 | Evan Rogerson, RSIS

This highlights some of the reasons the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Conferences will not be successful. These include the wide range of issues on the table, contentious fishing subsidies, and the leadership deficit.