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May 16, 2024

China
Virtual Media Briefing: U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports

CFR experts discuss President Joe Biden’s decision to increase tariffs on various Chinese imports and the implications for the U.S. economy and U.S.-China relations. 

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May 1, 2024

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
The Foreign Policy Challenges of an Aging Society

Panelists discuss the longevity challenges facing countries around the world, the foreign policy implications of dealing with aging societies, and the comparative advantage opportunities for countrie…

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May 16, 2024

Thailand
Thailand’s Politics Suffer More Turbulence

The current Thai government, which assumed power in 2023, has proven ineffective in tackling the nation’s challenges, while its politics have become increasingly fractious.

Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department, in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2024. 

May 13, 2024

Global Health Program
In-Person DC Roundtable: Falling Global Fertility and Its Implications for Climate Change, Political Stability, and Economies

New fertility forecasts from the Global Burden of Disease Study stress our world's trajectory towards a low-fertility future. By 2050, fertility rates in three-quarters of countries will not sustain …

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May 15, 2024

Israel
What Israel’s Political Landscape Says About the Course of the War in Gaza

Amid the many uncertainties surrounding Israel’s endgame in Gaza, views among the public and leading officials indicate that Israel is preparing for a protracted war despite growing calls to accept a…

May 1, 2024

Vietnam
As Vuong Dinh Hue Resigns, Vietnamese Politics Get Even Messier

Resignations in Vietnam’s top political leadership have exposed widespread societal corruption and prompted a succession crisis for the party. 

President Biden shakes hands with the former leader of Parliament in Vietnam in front of American and Vietnamese flags.

March 8, 2024

Elections and Voting
The Outlook for Women’s Political Leadership in 2024

As a record number of countries hold elections in 2024, panelists reflect on the substantive policy achievements of women political leaders, needed measures to achieve increased women’s leadership, a…

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April 8, 2024

Vietnam
Vietnamese Politics Tries to Pretend its Placid—But It’s Not

The Vietnamese government tries to project an air of stability and competency, but recent corruption scandals and a looming succession crisis have tarnished the leadership’s image.

Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stands in front of American and Viertnamese flags while looking at the camera wearing a black suit and maroon tie.

January 25, 2024

China
Totalism and State-Society Relations in China

The distinction between totalitarianism and totalism offers valuable insights for China studies and the making of U.S. China policy.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

May 17, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Cyber Week in Review: May 16, 2024

Four Senators release AI Policy Roadmap; U.S. and partners unveil data-sharing agreement; Frank McCourt bids for TikTok; Biden passes new tariffs on Chinese tech; FBI seizes cybercrime marketplace.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is flanked by Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) as he addresses a press conference during a break in a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) Insight Forum for all U.S. senators at the U.S. Capitol on September 13, 2023