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November 14, 2016

United States
A Conversation With Secretary Robert A. McDonald

Robert A. McDonald reflects on his time in office as well as his views on the challenges and priorities for veterans affairs under the new U.S. administration.

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June 30, 2010

China
McDonald’s vs. Yingli Solar

Darren Staples/Courtesy Reuters I like McDonald’s. In fact, I may be one of the few people who actually enjoys seeing, and occasionally eating at, the golden arches when I travel in Asia. However, w…

Germany’s Thomas Mueller shoots to score his team’s fourth goal against England during a 2010 World Cup second round soccer match at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein June 27, 2010.

August 6, 2019

United States
“Mini Mac” Shows China’s Currency Shifting Into Undervaluation

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s Big Mac Index us…

February 27, 2019

Energy and Environment
“Perceptions” about Oil or Demand Realities?

Amin Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, whose shareholder is a sovereign nation, weighed in this week with a warning against U.S. and European activist shareholders who are making deman…

The chief executive of Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 13, 2017

February 19, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Marianne Williamson, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Marianne Williamson doesn’t have the traditional background of a presidential candidate. She has never held political office, served in the military, or been a Cabinet officer. She is instead a best-…

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February 13, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East Doesn’t Admire America Anymore

What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about U.S. power in the Arab world.

A woman stands next to an inflatable tank with U.S. President Donald Trump outside an art exhibition 'MonuMental' by the pseudonymous artist, Saint Hoax in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 12, 2018

October 24, 2019

Democracy
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special

In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of demo…

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November 5, 2019

China
Securing Digital Supply Chains: A Conversation With Ajit Pai

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai discusses the potential for surveillance and espionage if equipment from Chinese telecommunications companies, including Huawei and ZTE, is u…

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October 18, 2019

Democracy
Tenth Annual Back-to-School Event: Live! The World Next Week

CFR's annual Back-to-School Event celebrated the tenth anniversary of The World Next Week podcast with James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Deborah S. Amos.

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October 11, 2018

China
Religion in China

As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations.

Uighur men leave a mosque following the Eid prayers in Kashgar.