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May 13, 2024

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Thriving in China’s Shadow

Despite China’s growing pressure, Taiwan has developed one of the world’s strongest democracies—one that will be increasingly tested in the coming years. 

Electoral workers count votes for a 2021 referendum at a ballot counting center in Taipei, Taiwan.

February 12, 2024

Palestinian Territories
Democracy and the Two-State Solution

The war in Gaza has focused attention once again on the search for solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The solution favored by the United States, the European Union, most of the world’s de…

March 30, 2024

Will the Biden Administration Abandon Democracy in Venezuela?

Biden administration policy toward Venezuela has abandoned concern about democracy and human rights, instead placing oil prices, migration, and presidential politics above them. Will it change?

March 8, 2024

The Future of Gaza

A new proposal for the future of Gaza urges formation of an International Trust for Gaza Reconstruction. 

January 30, 2024

The Future of U.S.-China Relations

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discusses U.S.-China relations and the Biden administration’s policy priorities for the relationship going forward. This event is co-organized by the 21st C…

Play Jake Sullivan speaking at CFR

January 8, 2024

Elections and Voting
The State of Democracy Around the World

Over four billion people in more than three dozen countries will have the opportunity to vote for new leadership in elections in 2024. Panelists discuss the strength of democracies in the year ahead …

Play Woman voting with several voting booths with the American flag surrounding her.

June 3, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
The End of Ambition

A clear-headed vision for the United States' role in the Middle East that highlights the changing nature of U.S. national interests and the challenges of grand strategizing at a time of profound chan…

January 5, 2024

Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy
CFR Launches Next Phase of Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy

Thanks to a generous new grant from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has extended the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy for an add…

February 16, 2024

United Kingdom
Moving Past the Troubles: The Future of Northern Ireland Peace

The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian conflict and brought stability to Northern Ireland, but the peace deal has been challenged by Brexit-related border tensions that have thrown the regi…

A peace mural adorns a building in a loyalist neighborhood of Belfast