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June 8, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With U.S. Senator Ed Markey

U.S. Senator Ed Markey discusses the Russian war in Ukraine, U.S. competition with China, the existential threats of nuclear proliferation and climate change, and the need for transformational invest…

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April 18, 2022

West Africa
Under Threat: Democracy in Africa

Our panelists discuss the most recent rise in violent conflict and coups in Africa, the threats these coups pose to fragile democratic institutions, governance, and civil society, and options to prev…

Play National observers look on while electoral official organize votes during the closing of the polls in a polling station in the city of Bahir Dar, on June 21, 2021. - Ethiopia voted on June 21, 2021, in an election billed as the most democratic yet in Africa's second-most populous country, but taking place as famine blights its war-torn Tigray region.

January 29, 2019

France
The Future of France: Growing Discontent and the Yellow Vests Movement

In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it m…

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April 19, 2022

United States
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series With Yascha Mounk

A democracy has never succeeded in being both diverse and equal. Yet, treating members of many different ethnic or religious groups fairly is central to the democratic project in countries around the…

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March 17, 2022

Asia
World Update: A Town Hall Meeting With CFR Fellows

CFR fellows discuss the world, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nuclear negotiations with Iran, recent coups in Africa, tensions with China, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The town h…

Play A girl looks out of a train for refugees from north eastern Ukraine fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion, at a train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 12, 2022

March 29, 2017

France
Presidential Elections in France: Results and Consequences

Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with …

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April 7, 2022

Global Governance
Global Health Governance: Perspectives From Abroad

Ahead of the 2022 convenings of the Group of Seven (G7) and Group of Twenty (G20), our panelists discuss policy and governance challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic that pose problems for pan…

Play ANTO ANDRE, BRAZIL - MAY 17: Health care workers care for COVID-19 patients at a field hospital set up in the Pedro Dell’Antonia Sports Complex on May 17, 2021 in Santo Andre, Brazil. There are currently no ICU patients being treated in the field hospital. Health experts are warning that Brazil should brace for a new surge of COVID-19 amid a slow vaccine rollout and relaxed restrictions. The state of Sao Paulo has registered over 3 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths. Over 435,000 people

September 13, 2017

Germany
The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

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March 7, 2022

Ukraine
The EU Response to the War on Ukraine: A Conversation With Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defense Simon Coveney discusses the further invasion of Ukraine, the actions that Ireland and the European Union have taken in response to the …

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February 5, 2020

United Kingdom
Delivering on the Deal: Brexit, the European Union, and Beyond

After the United Kingdom’s January 31 deadline to leave the European Union, questions remain regarding how Brexit will affect the United Kingdom’s relations with the European Union and the United Sta…

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