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July 14, 2021

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is on track to be the United States’ deadliest year for gun violence in two decades. How do other countries regulate firearms and respond to mass shootings?

A gun enthusiast looks at a rifle scope

June 28, 2021

Human Rights
Marriage Equality: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in rights for LGBTQ+ people, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

Two young women sitting in ornate white chairs and holding hands surrounded by members of the media.

July 13, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
The Global #MeToo Movement, With Rachel B. Vogelstein and Meighan Stone

Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR’s Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program, and Meighan Stone, adjunct senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program at CFR,…

Podcast Women attend a protest as a part of the #MeToo movement on International Women's Day in Seoul, South Korea, March 8, 2018.

July 1, 2021

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.

June 30, 2021

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
A Guide to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Only a year after the new coronavirus emerged, distribution of the first vaccines to protect against it began. But production challenges, vaccine nationalism, and new virus strains are all presenting…

Physician Alister Martin receives one of the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 16, 2020.Craig F. Walker

July 12, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
#MeToo Helped Put Cosby in Prison. His Release Doesn’t Diminish the Movement’s Global Triumphs.

Bill Cosby's release from prison may have some raising the question: Is the #MeToo movement over? Our answer is a resounding no.

Tarana Burke at #MeToo Survivors' March

June 4, 2021

International Law
Illegal Fishing Is a Global Threat. Here’s How to Combat It.

Fishing provides a critical source of food and income for many countries, but much of it occurs unlawfully, harming vulnerable populations and eroding maritime governance.  

South Korean coast guard ships attempt to stop Chinese boats allegedly fishing illegally in the Yellow Sea.

July 15, 2021

Human Trafficking
The Case for Perpetrator Accountability to Combat Human Trafficking

Corporations have a responsibility to purge slavery from their supply chains, but only governments have the power to prosecute. Keeping criminals accountable is necessary to eliminate slavery and hum…

Cambodian police in front of Phnom Penh Municipal Courthouse

May 20, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
A Virtual Global Health Summit, Biden and Moon Meet, and More

Rome hosts the Global Health Summit online, South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits the White House, and the UN Security Council discusses prospects for Syria as the country holds a presidential el…

Podcast People watch a television news programme reporting on the US presidential election showing images of US President-elect Joe Biden (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L), at a railway station in Seoul on November 9, 2020.

July 10, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Generation X’s Short Arc of History

Ben Rhodes’s new book about global politics reveals the limits of the Obama administration’s worldview.