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November 23, 2022

International Organizations
A Troubled Cup for the Beautiful Game

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar. This sporting event is by far the most watched globally—one game can draw more than a billion viewers. FIFA is also the second-largest international o…

Podcast World Cup soccer ball in a desert field.

November 10, 2022

Defense and Security
Happy 247th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps marks 247 years of service. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony T. Ruiz

November 10, 2022

Defense and Security
Happy 247th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps marks 247 years of service. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony T. Ruiz on a training exercise

November 7, 2022

United States
Leslie H. Gelb Memorial Event: Common Sense and Strategy in Foreign Policy

This special event is being held to honor the memory of Leslie H. Gelb, CFR’s president from 1993 to 2003 and a dedicated member for forty-six years, who died on August 31, 2019. Gelb modernized the …

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November 7, 2022

Political Transitions
Theory from the South?

Much more than material support for the democratic process, Africa—and the developing world—needs the United States to reaffirm its commitment to democratic principles.

Nigeria's then incoming President Muhmmadu Buhari accepts his new role as Nigerian President as others look on.

November 4, 2022

Health
Perilous Pathogens: How Climate Change Is Increasing the Threat of Diseases

At the COP27 summit, leaders will discuss how to deal with the many consequences of climate change. These four cases show how the climate crisis is altering the threat of zoonotic diseases.

An infectious diseases research team in full body protective suits, catches bats for a study outside the Khao Chong Phran Cave in Ratchaburi, Thailand

October 31, 2022

Politics and Government
Renewing America Series: The 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections

Please join our panelists as they discuss the upcoming U.S. midterm elections, the ramifications for future legislation, and what the results might portend for the future of politics and polarization…

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October 31, 2022

Nigeria
A State of Uncertainty

Nigerians hold their breath as Western nations’ terror alerts deepen apprehension about the country’s immediate prospects.

Nigerian armed forces point large rifles from an official army truck while Nigerians onlookers stand on the side of the dirt road.

October 12, 2022

Ukraine
Update on Ukraine, With Richard Haass: How Will It End?

How does a war end? In this special episode, Why It Matters speaks with CFR President Richard Haass on the conflict in Ukraine. We ask if and how this war can come to a close and discuss what comprom…

Podcast Tank behind woman on bike

October 11, 2022

West Africa
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: The Politics of Religion and Gender in West Africa

Chiedo Nwankwor, vice dean of education and academic affairs, and director of SAIS Women Lead at Johns Hopkins University, and Ebenezer Obadare, the Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies at…

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