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July 27, 2020

United Nations
From Norm-Takers to Norm-Makers

African UN member states should act as unifiers and conveners rather than dividers. More coordination could help them overcome the structural challenges they face at the United Nations.

From a zoomed-out, interior perspective, a man walks out of the UN headquarters.

June 3, 2020

Global Governance
Perspectives on a Changing World Order

Although the world seems destined to grow more competitive, congested, and contested in the coming years, the logic of major power cooperation remains inescapable. Efforts to shape a stable, inclusive, and beneficial order must be collaborative.

Cover shows a distressed and rough U.S. flag on rusty metal.

May 29, 2020

Election 2020
Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and oth…

President Donald J. Trump holds up an executive order in front of a crowd at the White House.

May 21, 2020

Coronavirus
Challenges of Global Governance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Representatives from the Council of Councils institutes discuss COVID-19 and its effects on global governance.

A worker wearing a protective suit disinfects a globe-shaped public garden, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Algiers, Algeria, on March 23, 2020.

February 26, 2020

South Korea
Stabilizing the U.S.-Korea Trade Agenda Under Trump and Moon

Uncertainty in the U.S.-South Korea economic partnership could hinder security cooperation if left unchecked. The two countries should explore collaboration in AI technologies, policy coordination in the Indo-Pacific, and economic cooperation with North Korea.

Hanjin Shipping’s container terminal with stacks of shipping containers and large mechanical instruments

January 30, 2020

Global Governance
Council of Councils Twelfth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on the future of the European Union, a global governance of migration, the weaponization of economic interdependence, the French nuclear deterrence strategy, European strategic aut…

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel look on as U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, United Kingdom, on December 4, 2019.

May 23, 2018

Southeast Asia
The U.S.-Southeast Asia Relationship: Responding to China’s Rise

The United States’ strategic and economic relationships with Southeast Asia are deteriorating fast and may be seriously diminished by 2030. However, the United States can take several measures to bolster its strategic and economic ties with Southeast Asia to counter China's rise in the region.

A sailor walks behind aircraft on the U.S. Navy carrier USS Carl Vinson after it docked at a port in Danang, Vietnam, on March 5, 2018. (Kham/Reuters)

November 7, 2017

South Korea
China and the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Promoting a Trilateral Dialogue

With increased understanding and mutual trust, the three countries could help denuclearize North Korea, establish crisis management mechanisms, and reach an end state on the Korean Peninsula.

President Donald J. Trump greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in prior to delivering a joint statement from the White House's Rose Garden, on June 30, 2017. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

April 18, 2018

China
Managing Global Disorder: Prospects for U.S.-China Cooperation

No major transnational problems will be solved without some cooperation between the United States and China. It is imperative that the two countries avoid a further deterioration of the relationship and instead identify areas of potential cooperation.

Donald J Trump meets Xi Jinping

December 18, 2019

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2020

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

A woman covers her face as she stands on the outskirts of a town near the Syria-Turkey border, while smoke plumes meant to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes billow from tire fires.