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February 29, 2024

United States
Biden Addresses SOTU, Iran Holds Elections, Bosnia’s Pipeline Feud, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his last State of the Union address before elections to a polarized Congress; Iran holds its first parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections since the 2022 pro…

Podcast A view of a billboard with candidate propaganda pictures, placards on it as a people walk past in a street of the Iranian capital Tehran on February 28, 2024. Legislative elections are scheduled to take place in the country on 1 March 2024.

October 12, 2023

International Organizations
The World Bank Group’s Role in Global Development

Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction to the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.

A woman reads in front of a chalkboard in an outdoor classroom in Niger.

August 9, 2019

Elections and Voting
Andrew Yang

CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…

Andrew Yang

February 8, 2018

Economics
Andrew Zimbalist on Costs of the Olympics

Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods professor of economics at Smith College, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the political and economic costs of hosting the Olympics.

Podcast 20180206_TPI

February 2, 2023

China
China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative

China’s colossal infrastructure investments may usher in a new era of trade and growth for economies in Asia and beyond. But skeptics worry that China is laying a debt trap for borrowing governments…

Aerial view of a railway that cuts through lush Indonesian jungle.

February 8, 2023

China
Is China’s Huawei a Threat to U.S. National Security?

The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations that Beijing could use its 5G infrastructure for espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the world’s tech landscape for years to co…

A woman in business clothing walks in front of a large screen that displays the red Huawei logo.