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October 25, 2021

Global
“The Price of Peace”: Biography of John Maynard Keynes Wins Prestigious Arthur Ross Book Award

Zachary D. Carter has won the twentieth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes (Penguin Random …

October 7, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
CFR Roundtable Speaker Wins 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Award

Dr. Safiya Noble, who spoke at a CFR roundtable in 2018, was announced as a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

An image of Safiya Noble

August 17, 2021

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming, but We’ll Still Have a Global Digital Underclass

Dr. Mary Gray revealed the hidden realities of the overlooked and undervalued workers driving our economy through their labor—what Gray calls “ghost work.”

A woman inputs data into a computer at the Konga online shopping company warehouse in Lagos.

August 12, 2021

Labor and Employment
The Robots are Coming, but We’ll Still Have a Global Digital Underclass

Dr. Mary Gray revealed the hidden realities of the overlooked and undervalued workers driving our economy through their labor—what Gray calls “ghost work.”

A staff inputs data into a computer at the warehouse of Konga online shopping company in Ilupeju district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos

June 8, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
The Emerging Global Technology Underclass

Working for low wages and few benefits, a large but invisible workforce keeps the internet running. Through her research, Mary L. Gray sheds light on the workers—many of them women caring for young c…

Play Women work on the production line at Complete Honour Footwear Industrial, a footwear factory owned by a Taiwan company, in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, July 5, 2018.

May 17, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive officer of New America to discuss, among other topics, her new book The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies …

Anne-Marie Slaughter at fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum

August 18, 2021

United States
Seven More Books Worth Reading About 9/11 and Its Aftermath

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaching, we recommend sources for better understanding 9/11 and its aftermath. This week: seven books worth reading.

Books

September 22, 2021

South Korea
A Conversation With Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong of the Republic of Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong discusses the peace process on the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s role in the Asia-Pacific and on the global front, and the ROK-U.S. comprehensive partne…

Play South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong sitting at a table during a trilateral meeting

July 20, 2021

Myanmar
Myanmar Collapses into a COVID-19 Nightmare

Myanmar Collapses into a COVID-19 Nightmare

Locals line up with their tanks to refill oxygen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Yangon, Myanmar, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

May 12, 2005

Afghanistan
Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars Wins the Council’s 2005 Arthur Ross Book Award

May 12, 2005— Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (The Penguin Press), by Steve Coll, associate editor of the Washing…