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August 17, 2022

Climate Change
What the Historic U.S. Climate Bill Gets Right and Gets Wrong

The Inflation Reduction Act promises the largest investment in climate action in U.S. history—$370 billion—and could lead to significant emissions reductions over the next decade.  

August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

August 1, 2022

United States
The Perils of the Midterms: For Both Parties, and for the United States’ Political Future

Republicans and Democrats are at risk of taking the wrong messages from November, putting U.S. politics in an even worse place

City employees set up voting booths the day before primary elections in Birmingham, Michigan

July 21, 2022

LGBTQ+
A Conversation With U.S. Special Envoy Jessica Stern

U.S. Special Envoy Jessica Stern discusses the global state of LGBTQI+ rights, findings from the release of the first annual Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on…

Play Thousands protest during the annual Queer Liberation March

July 21, 2022

Tunisia
Pope Francis Goes to Canada, Petition for Same-Sex Marriage in Ukraine, Pivotal Tunisian Referendum, and More

Pope Francis travels to Canada seeking forgiveness from Indigenous communities for Catholic Church abuses; President Volodymyr Zelensky must respond to a petition for same-sex marriage in Ukraine; an…

Podcast Demonstrators hold flags as they gather during a protest in opposition to a referendum on a new constitution called by President Kais Saied, in Tunis, Tunisia June 18, 2022.

July 19, 2022

Ukraine
A Conversation With David Beasley

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis, including how the UN World Food Program is working to respond to increasing global food insecurity as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

Play David Beasley speaking in front of the UN logo

July 19, 2022

United States
What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in West Virginia v. EPA Mean for U.S. Action on Climate?

The Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the scope of the agency’s regulatory powers with broader implications for all federal rulemaking on clima…

Protesters Gather Outside a Coal Plant in Grant Town, WV in April, 2022.

July 12, 2022

Foreign Policy
Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet

The era of the global internet is over, and the early advantages the United States and its allies held in cyberspace have largely disappeared. China and Russia in particular are working to export the…

Play A man stands at a main hall for Internet Security Conference 2018 in Beijing, China

July 11, 2022

Foreign Aid
A Conversation With Alice Albright

CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Alice Albright discusses the role MCC plays in the U.S. foreign policy toolkit and how foreign assistance can address long-term global trends while s…

Play Evacuees stand under a destroyed bridge fleeing the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv

July 7, 2022

Israel
7/7 CFR Virtual Press Briefing: Previewing Biden's Trip to the Middle East

ROBBINS: Thanks so much. Hi. I’m Carla Robbins. I’m a senior fellow here at the Council, and I also run a master’s program at the City University of New York and I am a fallen journalist. Anyway, …

Play President Joe Biden gives remarks following a meeting with the Israeli President