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June 7, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Biden Seeks to Revive U.S.-Europe Relations

Is America back and able to make the West once again the core of an open, rules-based world order? Biden and his counterparts have an opportunity to prove skeptics wrong this week.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stands in front of a European Council symbol, making a joint statement with European Council President Donald Tusk ahead of a meeting at EU Council headquarters in Brussels on February 6, 2015.

June 3, 2021

Global Governance
The Four Contending Approaches to Multilateralism Under Biden

The debate between going it alone versus working with others has ended. The debate over alternative forms of multilateralism has just begun.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2021.

May 27, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

The President's Inbox (TPI) has produced more than two hundred episodes since it debuted in November 2016. The topics covered have ranged from Afghanistan to China to human rights to Russia to the ro…

Resolute desk

May 17, 2021

Global Governance
Preventing the Next Pandemic Will Take More Than Good Ideas

COVID-19 has been a pandemic of inequalities and inequities. A new report offers useful recommendations going forward but offers too few details and no roadmap on how to achieve them.

A woman in a bright red sari dress clutches her face as she mourns after her husband died due to COVID-19 in Ahmedabad, India, on May 8, 2021.

May 10, 2021

Global Governance
To Prevent Future Pandemics, Start by Protecting Nature

We have entered a new era of infectious disease. The path to global health security begins with protecting nature.

An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, on August 16, 2019.

May 3, 2021

Energy and Environment
To Save the Natural World, Put a Price on It

Collapsing biodiversity is a major ecological emergency. In the wake of Earth Day, it’s worth stepping back to consider the financial value of biodiversity's ecosystem services.

Fish swim above a coral reef in the Red Sea offshore of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology near the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 17, 2019.

April 26, 2021

Energy and Environment
Biden’s Climate Pledge Puts U.S. Credibility on the Line

Biden’s Earth Day summit leaves important, lingering questions, the most important of these being the feasibility and credibility of his plans.

With a giant patch of green grass in the foreground, U.S. President Joe Biden looks on between Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, left, and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, right, during a virtual Climate Summit with world leaders in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2021.

April 21, 2021

Global Governance
The Biden Administration and the Future of Multilateralism

For multilateralism to be credible, the Biden administration will need to reconsolidate a U.S. political consensus on global engagement and persuade foreign partners of America’s global staying power…

U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks with a mask in his hand, in front of a portrait of a pensive President Abraham Lincoln in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 6, 2021.

April 19, 2021

Global Governance
The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Harrowing Take on Our Possible Futures

In the next 40 years, institutions at all levels could struggle to adapt to abrupt demographic shifts, economic turbulence, runaway climate change, and technological innovation.

Riot police clad in all black with plastic shields stand in formation in front of a roaring fire clouded with black smoke during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil on November 23, 2020.

April 12, 2021

Energy and Environment
The ‘30x30’ Campaign to Save the Biosphere

To preserve a stable biosphere, scientists believe humanity must protect 30 percent of the Earth by 2030, and ideally half of the planet by midcentury.

The Amazon rain forest, bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans, is pictured in this aerial photo taken over Mato Grosso state in western Brazil on October 4, 2015.