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February 16, 2021

Defense and Security
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses her new book, The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. In an unlikely showdown in northeastern Syria in 2014, an all-female militia faced of…

Play Sawoushka Ahmed, a Kurdish female fighter stands with a gun in the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2013. In northern Syria, the Kurdish population has largely observed a careful compromise with regime and rebel forces, fighting alongside neither, in return for security and semi-autonomy over majority Kurdish areas, but there have been reports in recent weeks of Kurdish fighters joining the battle with Syrian rebels in certain areas.

November 19, 2020

China
A Conversation With House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith

Adam Smith discusses his role as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the need for the United States to address growing competition with China.

Play Adam Smith speaking at a House Armed Services Committee hearing with a U.S. flag behind him

October 23, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
Belarus in Crisis

Two months after Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in the presidential election, protestors in Belarus continue to take to the street to voice their discontent over the election’s legitimacy. Crac…

Play People attend an opposition rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus

September 30, 2020

China
A Conversation With Chairman Adam Schiff

Chairman Adam Schiff discusses American intelligence capabilities, the future of great power competition with China, and the role of Congress in pursuing U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Play Chairman Adam Schiff in front of U.S. flag looking down

September 22, 2020

Afghanistan
A Conversation With Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah discusses the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, and the challenges facing Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation.

Play Abdullah Abdullah speaks during opening remarks for talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar

June 9, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
U.S.-Russia Relations: A Conversation with Sergey Ryabkov

Please join Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov as he discusses Russian foreign policy toward the United States and prospects for future cooperation.

Play Russian Deputy Foreign Minister sits at a table with Russian flag displayed

June 5, 2020

China
Virtual Meeting: The Way Forward for U.S.-China Relations: Collaboration or Competition?

Panelists discuss the escalating geopolitical tensions between the United States and China and an assessment of the current relationship, with a focus on the decoupling of the two economies, competin…

Play Donald Trump and Xi Jinping shake hands

June 4, 2020

What to Do About... Series: U.S.-Iran Conflict: What Now?

Please join our panelists as they discuss current U.S. policy toward Iran and how the United States should approach the relationship moving forward.

Play U.S. and Iranian flag on a stage with a black backdrop while a staff member is removing the Iranian flag off the stage

May 29, 2020

The Future of Work After COVID-19

Please join our panelists for a discussion on the future of work after the COVID-19 pandemic, including how workers and businesses will have to adapt to the post-pandemic economic landscape and workp…

Play A technicians works at the new COVID-19 testing lab at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease epidemic in Glasgow.

May 28, 2020

A Conversation With Senator Chris Murphy

Please join Senator Chris Murphy as he discusses the latest on Congress and COVID-19, and the progressive foreign policy debate.

Play Senator Chris Murphy speaks on Capitol Hill with Sen. Bill Cassidy and Sen. Tim Kaine sitting next to him.