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May 13, 2024

Defense and Security
Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

The U.S. military service chiefs discuss U.S. defense priorities around the world and the state of the American armed forces. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadershi…

Play The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely, steams ahead of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall during a maneuvering exercise.

May 15, 2024

Power and Financial Interdependence

My new paper for the Geoeconomics and Geofinance Initiative of the Institute Français des Relations Internationals’ (IFRI) explores the history of the Sino-American financial relationship.

Power and Financial Interdependence

April 24, 2024

China’s Battle Against Air Pollution: An Update

Although China seems to have continued improving air quality during the Covid era, it is premature to celebrate the end of its war against pollution.

Worker walks past cranes at Yushen Yuheng power plant, a coal-fired power plant under construction, in Yulin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

April 23, 2024

Defense and Security
Challenges Facing the U.S. Military, With John Barrientos and Kristen Thompson

John Barrientos, a captain in the U.S. Navy and a visiting military fellow at CFR, and Kristen Thompson, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a visiting military fellow at CFR, sit down with James M. …

Podcast The Joint Service Color Guard walks the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle, Washington, on July 30, 2016.

March 14, 2024

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Power Index

Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

April 10, 2024

Myanmar’s Military is Facing Defeat Amid Civil War

Myanmar’s military faced a significant loss in the town of Myawaddy, bordering Thailand, this week.

Soldiers stand in a ditch wearing fatigues

February 28, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
American Military Leadership in the Middle East

Former CENTCOM Commanders David Petraeus and Anthony Zinni discuss the military aspect of the Israel-Hamas war and lessons learned from U.S. involvement and operations in the Middle East.

Play Smoke rises over northern Gaza following Israeli air strikes in Dec 2023.

March 20, 2024

China and Russia: Exploring Ties Between Two Authoritarian Powers

China and Russia have expanded trade and defense ties over the past decade, but they’re not formal allies. Experts say Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a turning point in the relationship.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand next to each other.

March 5, 2024

What It Takes to Fly the F-16: Challenges for Ukraine

The advanced U.S. fighter aircraft will mark a significant upgrade to Ukraine’s air force, but their impact on the war with Russia will hinge on several factors.

A U.S.-made F-16 aircraft takes off from Bodø airport, Norway.