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October 26, 2022

Asia
Recap of the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Panelists discuss what we learned from the twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.   MCMAHON: Hello, everybody. Welcome to the CFR virtual briefing, obviously, where we’ll b…

Play Xi Jinping waves in front of the flag of the Communist Party of China

October 11, 2022

China
China’s 20th National Party Congress, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party’s upcoming 20th National Congress means for Chin…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

October 13, 2022

Iraq
Iraq’s New President, China’s Party Congress, Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement, and More

The Iraqi parliament meets to choose a new president; Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate power at the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party; and Israel and Lebanon prepare to …

Podcast Media tour to an exhibition in Beijing

September 12, 2022

China
Virtual Roundtable: Assessing China's Growth Prospects After the Twentieth National Congress

Michael Pettis, professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing and coauthor of Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy …

Play An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China September 7, 2018.

October 5, 2022

China
How Xi Will Consolidate Power at China’s Twentieth Party Congress

At the Chinese Communist Party meeting, leader Xi Jinping will likely receive a third term. Here’s what that could mean for his control of China and the party.

People look at an image of Xi Jinping in a museum.

September 20, 2022

United States
Congressional Midterm Update: The Race Tightens

Seven weeks out from the November elections, Democrats’ prospects have brightened, and Republicans’ prospects have dimmed.

The U.S. Capitol Building as viewed between two rows of trees.

July 26, 2022

United States
By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology

The clean energy provisions of the USICA Bill that have been abandoned would have helped the U.S. solar industry to be more competitive with and less reliant on China.

A worker builds a crate at a solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, in Perrysburg, Ohio

November 22, 2022

United States
What the 2022 Midterm Elections Mean for U.S. Climate Policy

Progress on President Biden’s climate agenda will slow with a split Congress. But with federal efforts dulled, state-level action could supply added momentum.

COP 27

October 28, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Unvaccinated Police Officers Could Become America’s Own Insurgents

Iraq and Egypt show how hard it is to get rid of a militarized security force.

U.S. Capitol Police officers look down from the Rotunda door as members of Congress gather for a September 11th commemoration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2021

June 24, 2022

Philippines
What Can Be Learned From Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s First Weeks in Office?

The early days of the Marcos Jr. administration may preview the remainder of his term.

Philippine president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, attends a news conference at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 23, 2022.