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October 7, 2014

Hong Kong
Protests in Hong Kong: Three Things to Know

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong feel Beijing has reneged on its guarantees of greater autonomy for the former British colony, says CFR’s Barbara Demick.

October 28, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Nonstate Warfare: The Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militias

Teaching Notes for Toxic Politics, authored by CFR Senior Fellow Yanzhong Huang, discuss how China’s environmental crisis is undermining public health and becoming an Achilles heel in its reemergence as a global power.

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October 6, 2022

Arctic
UNGA Vote on Russia’s Annexation, Arctic Circle Assembly, International Day of the Girl, and More

The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a resolution condemning Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory; thousands of participants gather in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Arctic Circle Ass…

Podcast Marine Seismic in the Arctic

June 23, 2021

Media
Lessons Learned With Peter Osnos

Please join Peter Osnos for a conversation on his distinguished career in journalism and publishing, including working as a foreign correspondent in Vietnam and the Soviet Union, and as a long-time e…

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April 27, 2018

Global
Global Hotspots

This event is part of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs. 

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March 13, 2017

Yemen
The Futility of Force in Yemen

An escalation in U.S. counterterrorism strikes is unlikely to degrade the country’s al-Qaeda affiliate and a two-year-long Saudi-led air campaign is no closer to defeating Houthi rebels, says Ambassa…

April 7, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin discusses national security concerns, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the relationship between Russia and China, climate diplomacy, and global human rights abuses and …

Play WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) speaks during a hearing with the Helsinki Commission in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on March 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Commission on security and cooperation in Europe, which includes members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate met to discuss issues relating to Russian imperialism in Ukraine and beyond.

September 25, 2020

China
Religion in China

As more people in China practice religion, the government continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to co-opt state-sanctioned religious organizations.

People kneel and pray in a mosque in Shanghai, China.

April 17, 2014

Iran
Despite Ukraine, Iranian Nuclear Talks on Track

The crisis in Ukraine has not thus far diverted international diplomatic efforts toward a lasting deal on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, says expert Barbara Slavin.

August 25, 2020

The Iranian Hostage Crisis

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary Desert One prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Friday, August 21.  Please join …

Play Blindfolded U.S. hostages and their Iranian captors outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, 1979.