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June 28, 2022

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 are seated around a table during a meeting at the 2022 summit in Germany.

March 11, 2022

European Union
How Does the European Union Work?

The European Union has navigated a thicket of external and internal crises in recent years, including mass migration and Brexit. What are the union’s core institutions, and what roles do they play?

The chamber of the European Parliament during a voting session at the EU parliament's headquarters in Strasbourg..

November 15, 2021

G20 (Group of Twenty)
The Group of Twenty

The Group of Twenty, an informal gathering of many of the world’s largest economies, is the premier global forum for discussing economic issues. But it has faced divisions over trade and the response…

2019 G20 Logo

February 28, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Road Ahead: Three Things to Know

It remains to be seen whether Ukraine’s new government can overcome the challenges of a divided population and weak institutional infrastructure to bring about national unity and socioeconomic stabil…

April 23, 2012

Elections and Voting
France’s Presidential Election: Three Things to Know

Following the first round of France’s presidential election, CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan discusses Nicolas Sarkozy’s chances and the potential impact of a Francois Hollande win on transatlantic ties and…

July 16, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Resurging or Splintering?

With suicide attacks up and the growing use of chlorine bombs, al-Qaeda in Iraq looks increasingly emboldened. But reports are surfacing of rifts among its factions.

January 24, 2006

Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian Authority’s Government

Palestinian voters will elect a new Legislative Council on January 25. cfr.org offers a brief primer on the workings of the Palestinian Authority government.

October 12, 2012

Europe
EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Three Things to Know

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize selection comes as the bloc struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Nevertheless, the EU represents one of the great peacemaking accomplishments of the modern era.

April 23, 2021

United Kingdom
Moving Past the Troubles: The Future of Northern Ireland Peace

The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian tensions and brought stability to Northern Ireland, but Brexit border arrangements and growing dissatisfaction are throwing the region’s hard-won gain…

Northern Ireland

March 5, 2020

United Kingdom
The Commonwealth of Nations: Brexit and the Future of ‘Global Britain’

With the United Kingdom moving forward with Brexit, London hopes its Commonwealth partners can help boost trade, but critics say the group is outmoded and ineffective.

Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy painting Queen Elizabeth