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January 25, 2022

Monetary Policy
Digitizing the Dollar: The Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Panelists discuss the future of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), including their implications for traditional banking and financial sectors, concerns over privacy and public acceptance, and t…

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October 26, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in South Asia

In a new paper for the Managing Global Disorder Discussion Paper series, Tanvi Madan argues that the intensifying competition in South Asia and the Indian Ocean between the United States and China an…

Play In this handout from the U.S. Navy, U.S. marines embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Indian Ocean board a Marine Corps helicopter August 12, 2010 in the Indian Ocean.

May 25, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Transition 2021 Series: South Asia and Geopolitical Competition

Panelists discuss the future of U.S. policy towards India and Pakistan under the Biden administration, including humanitarian aid and the recent COVID-19 spike in India, China’s geopolitical influenc…

Play An Indian security personnel stands guard as a motorist passes by near India Gate, ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015.

June 9, 2022

China
Virtual Roundtable: 50 Years Later: What Direction for China and Its Legal System

Five decades ago, China was closed off to the world. In 1972, Jerome Cohen was part of the first U.S. delegations to travel to China after Richard Nixon’s historic visit. A pioneer in Chinese legal s…

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April 29, 2021

China
Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in East Asia

The risks of conflict between the United States and China are real and growing. This situation has left the U.S.-China relationship in a precarious place that will require delicate diplomacy in order…

Play A copy of the Global Times newspaper featuring an image of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on its front page is seen at a news stand in Beijing, China January 21, 2021.

May 9, 2022

Economics
Digital Assets: Virtual Currencies, Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Panelists discuss digital assets, including virtual currencies and central bank digital currencies, and the implications for U.S. foreign policy and the global financial system.

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May 19, 2022

Asia
Media Briefing: President Biden in South Korea and Japan

CFR experts via Zoom preview President Joe Biden’s May 20-24 trip to Asia, including bilateral meetings with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and a…

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May 5, 2020

COVID-19
Asia's Response to the Coronavirus

Panelists discuss the effects of the coronavirus across Asia, including lockdowns, economic challenges, and prospects for recovery.

Play A volunteer wearing protective mask looks on at a workshop making "Vent-I", an innovation ventilator machine focused on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), commonly used in obstructive sleep apnea treatment, for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia.

April 12, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Interests in the Central Region: Is Washington Overinvested?

Panelists debate the future role of the United States in the Middle East given competing global priorities.

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