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March 30, 2006

United States
Read Barry Eichengreen

Eichengreen provides the best summary I have seen of competing views on the sustainability of large US trade deficits, along with the impact of sustained trade deficts on US external debt and the inv…

March 31, 2022

Economics
Russia’s War Is the End of Magical Thinking

In her co-authored 2018 book Political Risk, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells the story of an hourlong negotiation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For what were clearly pr…

February 8, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Year Three: The Pandemic Continues

As we enter year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, three leading global health experts examine how the United States and the world have dealt with the evolving situation, the lessons learned, and the w…

Play Medical worker Robert Gilbertson loads a syringe with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to be administered by nurses at a vaccination site at Kedren Community Health Center, in South Central Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2021.

October 18, 2011

Democracy
Tymoshenko’s Sentence and Ukraine’s Future

The sentencing of former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko reflects her rivalry with President Viktor Yanukovych and could affect Ukraine’s eurozone bid, says New York Times Moscow bureau chief…

March 9, 2022

Economic Crises
Russia’s Economy in Freefall

Panelists discuss the breadth and depth of sanctions and divestment, the current state of the Russian economy, and whether any of these mechanisms will affect Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calcu…

Play An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a private company's office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, December 17, 2014.

March 28, 2019

Security Alliances
The Illiberal Turn: Shifting Geopolitical Alignments

Charles A. Kupchan, Barry R. Posen, Kori Schake, and Daniel W. Drezner discuss the illiberal turn and shifting geopolitical alignments as part of CFR's lunch event at the 2019 International Studies Association Annual Convention.

Podcast The Illiberal Turn: Shifting Geopolitical Alignments

November 4, 2021

China
Are China’s Domestic Politics Beginning to Erode its Governance?

Chinese authorities have launched a regulatory blitz.  But its haste and scope raise questions as to whether technocratic governance of the economy is eroding as China's politics swings in the direct…

Shanghai cityscape at night

July 23, 2021

Oceans and Seas
Five Movies Worth Watching About Conflict at Sea

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about stormy relationships and battles at sea.

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: Run Silent, Run Deep (two men in khaki uniforms above a sinking ship); Mister Roberts (four men in khaki uniforms look off the edge of a ship); Dunkirk (a young man looks out into a chaotic ocean).

September 18, 2003

United States
Public Diplomacy Steps Taken Since 9/11 Not Enough; Council Task Force Urges the Bush Administration to Counter America’s Deteriorating Image as Anger at U.S. Deepens Post-Iraq War

September 18, 2003 - World opinion of the United States and U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns the Council-s…

March 7, 2022

Race and Ethnicity
Renewing America Series: Countering White Supremacist Violence

According to a recent ADL report, white supremacists were responsible for more murders in the United States in 2021 than any other type of extremist. Panelists discuss how various forms of hate take …

Play People gather at Freedom Plaza to protest the white nationalist Unite the Right rally held in front of the White House on the one-year anniversary of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, in downtown Washington, U.S.,