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October 27, 2023

China
The Passing of a Premier and China’s Future

While few are likely to mourn one of China's most colorless leaders, his death could be used as a way to criticize his former boss, Xi Jinping. 

Li Keqiang attends the ASEAN summit held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 11, 2022

November 9, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israel and Palestine: Past, Present, Future

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, gives an update on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, background on Israeli-Palestinian relations, and implication…

Play Israel and Palestine flags on a wall

November 20, 2023

India
The Future of the IMEC Hinges on a Stable West Asia

This multi-state project could establish India, instead of China, as the Asian authority on trade. However, Delhi’s track record on economic corridors is mixed.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, walks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his official visit to Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2023.

November 13, 2023

Liberia
History Casts a Long Shadow Over Liberia’s Democracy

As Liberia heads to a closely contested runoff election, the possibilities are decidedly limited. 

Liberian voters search for their name on electoral lists before they cast their votes during Liberia's presidential election in Monrovia, Liberia on October 10, 2023.

September 26, 2023

Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Fusion and the Future of Energy

Kim Budil, director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, discusses the recent achievement of a net energy gain from a nuclear fusion reaction and its implications for the futu…

Play Fusion reactor, illustration. Nuclear fusion is the combination of atomic nuclei, a process that releases massive amounts of energy. If this process could be harnessed it could be an unlimited source of clean renewable energy.

April 11, 2023

Europe
The Future of Liberal Democracy in Europe

Panelists discuss the current state of identity politics and populism in Europe, including the complex interaction between economic and cultural factors, and how they affect the state of democracy ac…

Play Protester raises flares in Paris

November 3, 2023

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Future of the Catholic Church to Include More Women

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 28 to November 3.

Nuns hold rosaries as Pope Francis celebrates the Angelus prayer from a window for All Saints Day at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, November 1, 2023.

October 24, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Future of the Israel-Hamas War, With Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson, a senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the diplomatic and political challenges triggered by Hamas’s attack on Israel.

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023.