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December 15, 2021

Human Rights
David A. Morse Lecture: System Failure in the World’s Crisis Zones—A Conversation With David Miliband

David Miliband discusses the countries most at risk of humanitarian deterioration in 2022, what is driving record levels of global need, and how the international system meant to prevent and address …

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December 16, 2021

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Is Population Change a Problem?

Birth rates are booming in some countries and plummeting in others. Leading demographer Nicholas Eberstadt and Richard Haass analyze the most important trends and their consequences.

Podcast Predictive model of population growth

December 3, 2021

Climate Change
Keeping the Lights on: Adapting the Electricity Grid to Climate Change

Our panelists discuss recent climate-related effects on the electricity grid, including defects of the current system and how the U.S. government and the private sector can better adapt the electrici…

Play A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California. Flames surround the background of the electricity grid.

November 4, 2021

Climate Change
Reporting on Climate Change

Susan Joy Hassol, director at Climate Communication, shares her work on climate science communication and provide tips for how local journalists can cover climate change in their communities. Carla A…

Play A child runs as climate change activists gather to protest outside of BlackRock headquarters ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), in San Francisco, California, U.S., October 29, 2021.

December 16, 2021

Climate Change
Will the World Meet the Challenge of Climate Change?

Richard Haass and economist Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, discuss the realities of climate change as well as renewable energy, carbon…

Podcast Forest fire with smoke causing deforestation

January 18, 2022

China
The United States and Japan Should Prepare for Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan

Questions of how the United States should address the issue of China and Taiwan have moved to the center of the U.S. foreign policy debate.

DOCUMENT DATE: November 11, 2021 Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, meets with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Kishida's official residence.

December 9, 2021

Fossil Fuels
To Tackle Climate Change, Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

As oil rigs and coal plants churn on, national emissions targets grow increasingly disingenuous and infeasible. To prevent the worst implications of the climate crisis, it is time to target the suppl…

The sun sets behind the chimneys of the Total Grandpuits oil refinery, southeast of Paris, France, March 1, 2021.

November 17, 2021

Energy and Climate Policy
Academic Webinar: Energy Policy and Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Jason Bordoff, cofounding dean, Columbia Climate School, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and professor of professional practice in international and public affairs at Columbi…

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September 30, 2021

Religion
The Changing Landscape of Terrorism in the United States

Farah Pandith, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss, professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs and School of Education and director of the Polarization and Extrem…

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November 15, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: UN Takes On Gender Equality and Climate Change

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers November 6 to November 12.

COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.