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September 23, 2021

Climate Change
Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures

International efforts, such as the Paris Agreement, aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But experts say countries aren’t doing enough to limit dangerous global warming.

Muddy waters nearly submerge lines of cars during a flood in Colorado, United States.

September 21, 2021

Trade
Trade Protectionism, With Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States has become less open to trade in recent decades and wh…

Podcast Shipping containers are left stacked in the Port of Los Angeles because of the West Coast lockout of dockworkers by shipping lines on October 2, 2002 in Long Beach, California.

September 16, 2021

Myanmar
Myanmar Is a Failing State—and Could Be a Danger to Its Neighbors

Since the Myanmar military seized power in February, it has overseen economic collapse, mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic, murdered hundreds of people, and set the stage for the state to fail.

September 14, 2021

United States
More Resources Worth Exploring About 9/11

With the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 this past Saturday, we share resources that readers flagged for us or that we otherwise missed about that day and its consequences

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September 13, 2021

9/11
Town Hall: Reflections on 9/11 and Its Legacy

A town hall discussion featuring CFR board members who served in various capacities in the George W. Bush administration. Speakers reflect on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the impact on U.S. foreign…

Play A visitor traces the date etched in a marble slab on the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial before the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, September 11, 2016 in Shanksville, PA. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field outside Shanksville, PA with 40 passengers and 4 hijackers aboard on September 11, 2001.

September 10, 2021

Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Diseases Kill Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in COVID-19 Times

Why addressing chronic diseases is crucial for future pandemic preparedness

Marcelo Louzada stands in a blue room, holding his cell phone, which features a photo of his brother Valdemar Louzada, thirty-eight, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Valdemar suffered from obesity and died from COVID-19 in May 2020.

September 9, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
The Role of Egyptians in the 9/11 Attacks Still Reverberates Today

Members of Egypt’s jihadi movement played important roles in inspiring and plotting the 9/11 attacks. Egypt still struggles with some of the factors that gave rise to such extremism.

September 8, 2021

United States
Seven Movies Worth Watching About 9/11

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks this Saturday, we recommend sources for better understanding 9/11 and its aftermath. Today: seven movies about 9/11.

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September 1, 2021

Intelligence
Spying 101

The glamour and thrill of espionage, brought to life on screen by characters such as James Bond, have long captivated imaginations. But this profession is deeply misunderstood, and it is always chang…

Podcast Eye of a person seen through darkness and shadows

August 30, 2021

Infrastructure
What More Investment Could Mean for U.S. Infrastructure

Increased infrastructure spending could improve U.S. economic competitiveness, including by reducing traffic congestion, better preparing for extreme weather events, and improving broadband access.

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