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May 13, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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May 11, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
How to Create a Breakthrough in the Fight Against Modern Slavery? Invest in the Economic Agency of Women and Girls

This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to cur…

Iraqi women prepare food in kitchen run by Mahiya Yousef, who created her business in order to help unemployed women in Mosul.

May 6, 2021

China
Responding to China's Belt and Road Initiative

Charles Boustany Jr., partner at Capitol Counsel and former representative from the state of Louisiana, and Jennifer Hillman, senior fellow for trade and international political economy at CFR, and D…

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May 4, 2021

United States
The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy

Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.

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April 27, 2021

Economics
The Future of Work in the COVID-19 Economy

COVID-19 has accelerated economic trends, such as virtual work and automation that will reshape the future of work. How can governments, multilateral organizations, and the private sector promote eco…

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April 19, 2021

Latin America
Silberstein Family Annual Lecture on Refugee and Migration Policy: Crisis at the Southern Border

Panelists discuss the immigration crisis developing at the U.S.-Mexico border due to a surge of individual migrants, families, and unaccompanied children seeking entry to the United States, and the c…

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April 8, 2021

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Broadband and Bridging the Digital Divide

Kathryn de Wit, project manager of the Broadband Access Initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts, and Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, discuss expanding broadband infrastructu…

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April 8, 2021

Infrastructure
The State of U.S. Infrastructure

Amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, debate continues over how to improve the nation’s infrastructure, as analysts say U.S. transportation, water, and other systems face major …

Phase II construction on Metro’s Silver Line at Dulles International Airport continues.

April 1, 2021

International Law
Save the Olympics, Again

In May 1984, I published an op-ed in The New York Times entitled, “To Save Olympics.” It called for the depoliticization of the Olympics through an international treaty that would establish permanent…

March 24, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

The Transition 2021 series examines the major foreign policy issues confronting the Biden administration.  

Play Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul