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March 15, 2018

Religion
Uighur men leave a mosque following the Eid prayers in Kashgar. Religion in China

As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations.

March 12, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
ITU PP-14 What to Expect at the 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and What It Means for the Internet

In the past, U.S. pundits have raised red flags over a quadrennial ITU conference they fear could lead to a "UN takeover of the internet." The next ITU plenipotentiary conference takes place in the f…

November 14, 2016

United States
Play RTSJPLX_EC.jpg A Conversation With Secretary Robert A. McDonald

Robert A. McDonald reflects on his time in office as well as his views on the challenges and priorities for veterans affairs under the new U.S. administration.

June 30, 2010

China
Germany’s Thomas Mueller shoots to score his team’s fourth goal against England during a 2010 World Cup second round soccer match at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein June 27, 2010.   McDonald’s vs. Yingli Solar

Darren Staples/Courtesy Reuters I like McDonald’s. In fact, I may be one of the few people who actually enjoys seeing, and occasionally eating at, the golden arches when I travel in Asia. However, w…

September 20, 2017

United States
A representative of indigenous Peruvian people attends the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, France, on December 1, 2015. If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

The following is a guest post by Deborah Avant, director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Mil…

July 19, 2017

Financial Markets
How Fairly Valued is China’s Currency? Big Mac and Mini Mac Square Off Again.

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July 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

April 23, 2018

Iran
Play Zarif Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on U.S.-Iran Relations

Minister Zarif discusses U.S.-Iran relations, regional politics in the Middle East, and the future of the Iran nuclear deal. 

April 20, 2018

Media
Play Disinformation and media literacy Political Disruptions: Combating Disinformation and Fake News

Kelly M. Greenhill, Joan Donovan, and Benjamin T. Decker assess the challenges of disinformation and media literacy, and its role in U.S. democracy, with Richard Stengel, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.