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July 29, 2021

China
What to Know About the Chinese Communist Party

As the Chinese Communist Party marks its 100th anniversary this month, it faces a raft of challenges, including slow economic growth, environmental degradation, and tensions with the United States.

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November 11, 2021

Germany
How Are Green Parties Shaping Global Politics?

As the focus on environmental and social justice issues has increased, green parties have grown in influence across many countries. Here’s how they’re reshaping today’s political landscape.

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April 21, 2011

Civil Society
CFR’s Campbell: Nigerian Civil Society Plays Crucial "Name and Shame" Role

CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies highlights examples of Nigerian civil society organizations. These organizations, Campbell says, have a significant "name and shame" role to play in impe…

September 8, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
9/11 Perspectives: The Balance of Power in American Politics

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice Pre…

December 14, 2021

2021 in Review
We Are the Council on Foreign Relations

For one hundred years, CFR has been examining the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day through its events, books, podcasts, educational products, Foreign Affairs magazine, and award-winning…

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March 20, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Lessons for Democratization: Three Things to Know

The turmoil in Ukraine highlights the need to promote democratic governance, strengthen civil society, and offer international support for countries in transition, says CFR’s Mark P. Lagon.

May 19, 2011

Tunisia
Supporting Mideast Democratic Transitions with U.S. Aid

Isobel Coleman, Director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, discusses new initiatives announced by President Obama in support of the democratic tra…

April 21, 2011

Gender
Empowering Women Globally

Alyse Nelson, Co-Founder and CEO of Vital Voices, discusses the organization’s work to empower women around the world with Isobel Coleman, Director of CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Init…

November 18, 2014

Asia
Japan-China Relations: Three Things to Know

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China must improve for the Asia-Pacific region to thrive economically and politically, explains CFR’s Sheila Smith.

April 1, 2011

Global
U.S. Foreign Aid: Investing in Countries that Help Themselves

Daniel Yohannes, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses the MCC’s work with Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Dem…