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May 1, 2018

China
Xi’s China Is More Authoritarian at Home and More Assertive Abroad, Argues Elizabeth Economy in New Book

May 1, 2018—“One of the great paradoxes of China today,” writes eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy, “is Xi Jinping’s effort to position himself as a champion of globalization, while at th…

March 5, 2018

Renewable Energy
Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram Without Significant New Investment in Innovation, Solar Energy’s Growth Will Stall

March 5, 2018—Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but its current upsurge is in danger of ebbing, increasing the risk of catastrophic climate change. While solar energ…

June 16, 2017

CFR News
David Rubenstein David Rubenstein Named Chairman of the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, has been named chairman of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) effective July 1.

May 1, 2018

China
The Third Revolution

Elizabeth Economy’s The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State argues that the intersection of Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian and controlling system at home and a more ambitious and activist foreign policy abroad—provides Beijing with new levers of influence and power that the United States and others must learn to exploit and counter in order to protect and advance their own interests.

March 27, 2013

Cyprus
Cyprus’s Bailout: Three Things to Know

Cyprus’s last-minute bailout deal highlights the vulnerabilities in the island nation’s financial system, as well as the flaws in the eurozone’s ability to effectively respond to banking crises, says…

April 12, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Play Afghanistan: Endless War? Afghanistan: Endless War?

Panelists look at America's longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.

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The Future of the Middle East

The Future of the Middle East symposium gathers together CFR scholars and outside experts to examine the current political, economic and security challenges in the Middle East. Issues under examination include the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and Iran's influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf.

April 12, 2018

United States
Play Bob Iger A Conversation With Disney CEO Robert A. Iger

HAASS: So let’s start actually with the 800-pound gorilla, which is the big thing, the acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Given what Blair said, given how stunningly well you’ve done, how well you’re d…

April 12, 2018

Iran
Play The Iran Fault Line The Iran Fault Line

Panelists address Iran's influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran's efforts.

May 30, 2012

Europe
The Eurozone Crisis: Three Things to Know

With the eurozone crisis at a "critical" point, substantive interim measures are needed to reestablish stability while long-term fundamental changes are pursued, says CFR’s Robert E. Rubin.