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February 16, 2021

Defense and Security
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses her new book, The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. In an unlikely showdown in northeastern Syria in 2014, an all-female militia faced of…

Play Sawoushka Ahmed, a Kurdish female fighter stands with a gun in the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2013. In northern Syria, the Kurdish population has largely observed a careful compromise with regime and rebel forces, fighting alongside neither, in return for security and semi-autonomy over majority Kurdish areas, but there have been reports in recent weeks of Kurdish fighters joining the battle with Syrian rebels in certain areas.

January 25, 2021

What to Worry About in 2021

Panelists discuss potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2021, as well as their global political implications. This event explored the results of CFR's 2021 Preventive Priorities …

Play Rows of military equipments at a military parade to celebrate the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party in North Korea

November 19, 2020

China
A Conversation With House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith

Adam Smith discusses his role as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the need for the United States to address growing competition with China.

Play Adam Smith speaking at a House Armed Services Committee hearing with a U.S. flag behind him

October 21, 2020

Trade
Academic Webinar: International Trade Policy

Renee Bowen, director of the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy and professor in the department of economics and School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego, and Jennif…

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September 30, 2020

Climate Change
Environmental Risk Management and Climate Change

Alice C. Hill, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at CFR, discusses environmental risk management and climate change in the context of events such as the West Coast wild…

Play Johnny Islas, a firefighter from Las Vegas, monitors embers from a firing operation near the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2DZI9BAECX

August 13, 2020

A Conversation With Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Please join President Ghani as he discusses the challenges facing Afghanistan, the peace deal with the Taliban, and the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Play Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani arrives at his inauguration as president, in Kabul, Afghanistan March 9, 2020

July 29, 2020

Protecting U.S. Elections

Please join our panelists as they discuss threats to conducting a fair U.S. presidential election in November, including foreign interference, voter suppression, and the health risks of voting in-per…

Play Voters stand in voting booths while casting ballots in the New Hampshire U.S. presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire.

July 15, 2020

The China-India Border Crisis

Please join our speakers for a discussion on the recent China-India border skirmish, heightened tensions between both countries, the economic and military ramifications of the crisis, and geopolitica…

Play Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Jayanta Party (BJP) hold placards to protest against China while paying tributes to the Indian army soldiers killed in a border clash with Chinese troops in Ladakh region, at India Gate, in New Delhi

June 18, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With James M. Lindsay

Please join James M. Lindsay for CFR's inaugural Master Class Series virtual meeting.  This first meeting will focus on the role of Congress in shaping U.S. foreign policy, relationships with other c…

Play Tourist, dressed in black, stands in front of U.S. Capitol building.