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July 1, 2024

Rumors of a Political Capture

Accusations of influence peddling in the heart of its presidency raise the ugly scepter of state capture in Nigeria.

President Bola Tinubu is pictured by a microphone giving a speech.

July 10, 2024

Latin America
Stagnant Urban Productivity Stunts Latin America’s Economic Growth, Plus Chinese Lenders Turn Away From Latin America

Stagnant urban productivity stunts Latin America’s economic growth; Chinese lenders turn away from Latin America.

Photo of Bogota, Colombia

June 11, 2024

United States
Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Political Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

Delegates cheer on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

July 11, 2024

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO and Ukraine Beyond 75, Japan Hosts Pacific Islands, France’s Political Gridlock, and More

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) wraps its seventy-fifth summit, pledging to keep Ukraine on an “irreversible” path to membership while concerns grow about the future of U.S. commitment;…

Podcast Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg greet each other during a press conference at the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2024.

May 28, 2024

North Korea
The North Korean and Chinese Threats Are Growing. But so Is the Trilateral Response.

With renewed support from Russia and China, there are fears that a North Korean crisis is coming. In light of this, the trilateral security relationship among the United States, Japan, and South Kore…

Biden Yoon and Kishida

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

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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June 27, 2024

France, Iran, and the UK Hold Snap Elections, EU Pushback on Chinese EVs, and More

France’s governance is at stake as it holds snap elections for its National Assembly, with the far-right National Rally looking to build on its success in the European Parliament elections; the Unite…

Podcast Election posters of Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella on June 2, 2024, in Paris, France. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

June 17, 2024

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Lost Decade—The U.S. Pivot to Asia and the Rise of Chinese Power

Lost Decade is an essential guide for understanding the historic shift to Asia-centric geopolitics and its implications for the United States’ present and future. More than a decade on, Robert D. …

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June 19, 2024

Trade Isn’t Great Retail Politics for Either Party

Democrats and Republicans have failed to tell a compelling story about trade. The door is open for a new narrative.

Democratic Mule and Republican Elephant statues symbolize American 2-part Political system in front of Willard Hotel.