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November 4, 2022

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.

January 15, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Aiming for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Secretary of State Kerry continues his energetic efforts to get the Israelis and Palestinians to sign a comprehensive peace agreement. In a new Policy Innovation Memo for the Council, I argue that su…

August 15, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Transatlantic Aims Overlap in the Middle East

Although deep disconnects plague current transatlantic cooperation in the Middle East, the United States and Europe still share a common interest in stabilizing this volatile region.

U.S. Secretary of Defense and NATO Secretary General at a NATO meeting

January 27, 2023

Sierra Leone
Women This Week: Women’s Rights Victory in Sierra Leone

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers January 21 to January 27.

A Sierra Leonen woman carries a pot of peanuts on her head in Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 16, 2014.

January 25, 2023

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q4 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between October and December 2022.

Cyber Operations Tracker

October 6, 2022

China
The Chinese Communist Party

Under the command of Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party faces a host of domestic and international challenges as it aims to bolster China’s great-power status.

Xi Jinping stands before delegates at the closing session of the nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

January 30, 2023

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Whither Political Freedoms in Africa?

When it comes to civil liberties in Africa, Western governments and institutions must put their monies where their mouths are.

A vigil is shown with dozens of lit candles for prominent journalist Martinez Zogo. A poster of his face is shown which reads "Ta famille d'Amplitude FM te dit."

August 16, 2022

Climate Change
Why the UN Is Taking on Plastic Pollution

The United Nations is fast-tracking discussions that aim to forge an international agreement to curb plastic waste, one of the most pervasive and hazardous environmental pollutants.

January 24, 2023

United States
The Violent Far-Right Terrorist Threat to American Law Enforcement

In addition to minority communities and those on the political left, far-right and white supremacist extremism threatens violence against law enforcement as well.

Capitol Police and Protesters

February 2, 2023

Economics
Three Steps to Strengthen the U.S. Treasury's Foreign Exchange Report

The analytics used in the U.S. Treasury's Foreign Exchange Report should be updated to better capture the significant state flows that no longer appear as part of many country's disclosed foreign exc…

Monitors displaying the stock index prices and Japanese yen exchange rate against the U.S. dollar at the Tokyo Stock Exchange