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June 3, 2022

United Kingdom
The Uncertain Future of the British Commonwealth

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates seventy years on the throne. With Barbados the latest country to sever its ties to the British Crown, debate over whether to stay in the Commonwealth is spreadi…

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February 2, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cryptocurrencies and the Future of Money

The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies poses big challenges for governments, some of which are responding with their own digital currencies. Here are some of the benefits and risks of crypto.

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June 23, 2022

Hong Kong
China’s Crackdown on a Free Hong Kong

After the British government handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, Beijing promised to let the city keep its capitalist economy and some of its democratic freedoms under the “one country, two syste…

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June 29, 2011

United States
The Future of U.S. Energy

Duke Energy’s Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Rogers discusses the future of energy in the United States with CFR’s Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Michael Levi.

April 24, 2012

Security Alliances
The Future of NATO

As U.S. and European leaders prepare for the NATO summit in May, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick and Chatham House Director Robin Niblett discuss why the alliance will remain important for Europe and the Un…

June 16, 2011

Democracy
Khalilzad: Democracy Promotion in Egypt, Syria Highest Priority

Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, discusses democracy promotion in the Middle East following the Arab Spring with Mark Lagon, Adjunct Senior …

September 23, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
What’s Behind Africa’s Democratic Downturn?

Only eight out of nearly fifty sub-Saharan countries are considered free. Here’s why democracy is declining across the region.

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January 24, 2020

Election 2020
What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are booming. But what are they? And how can the United States prepare for the future this shift in technologies will bring?

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May 14, 2013

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Elections: Three Things to Know

As former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif looks poised to win nationwide elections, CFR’s Daniel Markey highlights the vote’s significance for Pakistan’s democracy and foreign relations.

January 16, 2020

Election 2020
What Automation Means for Jobs

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for t…

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