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December 14, 2020

China
How 2020 Shaped U.S.-China Relations

This year, tensions between Washington and Beijing flared over many issues. As the Biden administration prepares to take over, what lies ahead for one of the world’s most important bilateral relation…

A woman waves an American flag outside of the Chinese embassy in Houston.

November 4, 2020

Coronavirus
The Global Economy: Heading Toward a Dark Winter?

The next U.S. president will face a teetering global economy and an anemic recovery at home. More government support in the United States and abroad is needed.

September 4, 2019

Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Protests, With Jerome A. Cohen

Jerome A. Cohen, adjunct senior fellow for Asia Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent protests throughout Hong Kong.

Podcast Students in Hong Kong protest the extradition bill.

September 15, 2020

United States
Why the Fed Bond Binge Will Boost Inflation

After the 2008 financial crisis, it took five years of quantitative easing (QE) for the Fed’s balance sheet to grow $1.8 trillion. This year, once the pandemic began, it took less than five month…

Why the Fed Bond Binge Will Boost Inflation

July 27, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Priorities in a Changing Middle East

A potential civil war in Syria, a broken state in Libya, and Egypt’s transition of power loom as chief Mideast challenges for Washington. CFR’s Robert Danin reviews the path for U.S. planners.

December 23, 2010

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
The Cost of the World’s Long Senior Moment

Trends in global aging in the coming decades pose serious fiscal challenges to developed and developing nations unless longstanding social policies are revamped, says CFR’s Michael Hodin.

November 8, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Countering the Threat from Yemen

The reemergence of Yemen as a terror risk to the United States underscores the difficulties in combating al-Qaeda in weak states, says CFR’s Richard A. Falkenrath.

November 2, 2010

Haiti
Fighting Cholera amid Haiti’s Debris

Haiti’s cholera outbreak is exacerbated by unclean water and a subpar sanitation system, and lagging infrastructure repairs highlight the inadequate global response to the country’s earthquake in Jan…

August 5, 2010

Israel
Defusing Lebanon’s Powder Keg

Lebanon faces new sectarian violence, and tensions along its border with Israel threaten to boil over. CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi says to help avert conflict, Washington must eventually engage with the most…

May 28, 2010

Democracy
Colombia: Moving Beyond ’Narco-Democracy’

Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus has generated surprising support for his campaign of transparency and change, but the winner will need to reassure voters that security improvements wi…