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February 18, 2022

Americas
The Organization of American States

The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy and has become more assertive in promoting the rule of law, human rights, and fair elections as some states face domes…

World leaders convene during the OAS’ 2019 General Assembly meeting in Colombia.

December 22, 2021

North Korea
North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.

Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang.

March 7, 2022

Olympics
Politics and Protest at the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee says the games are not meant to be political. But governments and athletes have frequently used the Olympics to make statements through boycotts and protests.

October 5, 2021

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sits for a photograph at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

December 17, 2021

Trade
Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Three decades after its founding, Latin America’s largest trade bloc faces multiple challenges, including persistent internal division and the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Brazil.

May 24, 2022

Climate Change
Solar Reflection and Reducing Climate Risk

Stewart M. Patrick, the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at CFR, explains climate intervention technique…

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June 14, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Where Is the G7 Headed?

The Group of Seven (G7) serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but experts are increasingly questioning the group’s relevance.

G7 leaders pose for a group photo at the June 2021 summit in Cornwall, England.

February 24, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence in Russia’s Shadow

Ukraine has been dogged by corruption scandals, economic mismanagement, and Russian interference since it achieved independence in 1991. Russian threats have intensified as Ukraine's ties with the Un…

April 20, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Virtual Roundtable: Reimagining U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition

On April 20th, 2022, The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Roundtable Series on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy sponsored the virtual roundtable, “Reimagining U.S. Foreign Policy to Mee…

Play US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(R), meets with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell(L), on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly,on September 22, 2021, in New York.

May 5, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Abortion Law: Global Comparisons

The U.S. Supreme Court appears to be on the brink of overturning Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the United States in 1973. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare t…