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December 17, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan discusses the Biden administration’s work over the first year in office to address the current and future challenges facing the United States.

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June 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Life Lessons Learned with Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy discusses her distinguished career in public service including working as former undersecretary of defense for policy.  Visit “How I Got Here: Michèle Flournoy” on the Foreign Aff…

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May 4, 2021

China
Centennial Speaker Series Session 2: Can Democracy Survive?

Anne Applebaum discusses the prospects for democracy in light of emerging challenges and alternatives. This meeting is the second session in CFR’s new speaker series, The 21st Century World: Big C…

Play Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stand in front of the Capitol Building as its lit on fire.

April 13, 2021

United States
Centennial Speaker Series Session 1: What Are the Lessons of History for Our Era?

Please join Margaret MacMillan for a discussion of prominent events in history that can help increase our understanding of current events and guide policymaking.  This meeting will launch CFR’s ne…

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March 24, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

The Transition 2021 series examines the major foreign policy issues confronting the Biden administration.  

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March 23, 2021

China
Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on a U.S. Response to China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy endeavor, has the potential to meet developing countries’ needs and spur economic growth, but the reality i…

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March 12, 2021

China
Council Special Report: The United States, China, and Taiwan—A Strategy to Prevent War

In the Council Special Report The United States, China, and Taiwan: A Strategy to Prevent War, authors Ambassador Robert Blackwill and Philip Zelikow warn that “Taiwan is becoming the most dangerous …

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February 16, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: Domestic Terrorism Post-Insurrection

Panelists discuss the rise of domestic terrorism in the United States, and the threat of white supremacist organizations, QAnon, disinformation and fake news, and conspiracy groups following the Janu…

Play Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

January 29, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: U.S. Economic Recovery

Panel discuss the policy paths President Biden can take to aid in the U.S. economic recovery amid the pandemic, and the political pressures his administration faces from both sides of the political d…

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October 29, 2020

Israel
The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin: 25 Years Later

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995, only two years after he shook hands with Yasser Arafat on the White House South Lawn following the signing of the Osl…

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