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The Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology

This annual lectureship, which addresses issues at the intersection of science, technology, and foreign policy, has been endowed in perpetuity through a gift from CFR members Malcolm and Carolyn Wien…

August 27, 2019

Vietnam War
See How Much You Know About the Vietnam War

Test your knowledge of the Vietnam War, from France’s colonial occupation to the U.S. withdrawal.

A dog tag is wedged between panels of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

September 10, 2019

International Organizations
See How Much You Know About the Immediate Postwar Period

Test your knowledge of the immediate postwar period, including the Marshall Plan and the creation of the United Nations. 

U.S. President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., shake hands at the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945.

July 30, 2019

Iraq
See How Much You Know About Iraq

Test your knowledge of Iraq, including its oil wealth and the 2003 U.S. invasion.

A worker adjusts the valve of an oil pipe at a refinery in Najaf, Iraq.

August 19, 2019

Wars and Conflict
See How Much You Know About the Cold War

Test your knowledge of the Cold War, from the Iron Curtain to the Cuban missile crisis.

School children and their teacher peer from beneath the table during New Jersey's first state-wide air raid test.

September 3, 2019

Treaties and Agreements
See How Much You Know About Treaties and Peace Agreements

Test your knowledge of major treaties and peace agreements, including the Peace of Westphalia and the Treaty of Versailles.

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin shakes hands with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the start of a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1978.

November 12, 2019

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Faces Graver Peril From Climate Change Than Previously Thought

Rising seas will endanger more than three hundred million people in the next thirty years, according to a startling new study published in late October in the journal Nature Communications. By 2050, …

The main avenue of northern Bangkok are transformed as rivers.

November 12, 2019

Election 2020
The President's Inbox: Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran?

Each week between now and the Iowa caucuses, I’m talking with two experts with differing views on how the United States should handle a foreign policy challenge it faces. These special episodes are p…

A line of Iranian flags wave in a square in Tehran.

November 8, 2019

Nigeria
Middle Class Nigerians Struggle to Afford Housing in Lagos

Housing for professionals working in the modern economy are challenged in most of the world’s mega-cities. Lagos is no exception, as profiled by the BBC. Its reporter estimates that “middle-to-high-income” housing can cost between $5,000 and $40,000 a year. But the practice of paying a year’s worth of rent upfront sets Lagos apart: the BBC’s reporter was asked for between $11,000 and $22,000 for a two-bedroom apartment with electricity in a good Lagos neighborhood, Victoria Island.

Yachts seen docked at the marina in front of housing complex building

November 8, 2019

Election 2020
Foreign Policy Roundup: Climate Change, the Middle East, and Defense Policy

Each week, I look at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail. 

Elizabeth Warren speaks to a crowd in Raleigh.