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February 16, 2021

Defense and Security
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses her new book, The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. In an unlikely showdown in northeastern Syria in 2014, an all-female militia faced of…

Play Sawoushka Ahmed, a Kurdish female fighter stands with a gun in the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2013. In northern Syria, the Kurdish population has largely observed a careful compromise with regime and rebel forces, fighting alongside neither, in return for security and semi-autonomy over majority Kurdish areas, but there have been reports in recent weeks of Kurdish fighters joining the battle with Syrian rebels in certain areas.

October 27, 2020

Elections and Voting
Reporting on Election 2020

Tiffany Shackelford, executive director of the Society for News Design, speaks about opportunities for locally-based reporters to educate their readers as they cover the 2020 election cycle. Carla An…

Play A reporter interviews a voter at the city clerk’s office as early voting for the upcoming presidential election begins in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S., October 20, 2020.  REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar - RC2JMJ91T20D

October 23, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
Belarus in Crisis

Two months after Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in the presidential election, protestors in Belarus continue to take to the street to voice their discontent over the election’s legitimacy. Crac…

Play People attend an opposition rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus

September 30, 2020

China
A Conversation With Chairman Adam Schiff

Chairman Adam Schiff discusses American intelligence capabilities, the future of great power competition with China, and the role of Congress in pursuing U.S. foreign policy objectives.

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September 30, 2020

Climate Change
Environmental Risk Management and Climate Change

Alice C. Hill, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at CFR, discusses environmental risk management and climate change in the context of events such as the West Coast wild…

Play Johnny Islas, a firefighter from Las Vegas, monitors embers from a firing operation near the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2DZI9BAECX

September 22, 2020

Afghanistan
A Conversation With Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah discusses the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, and the challenges facing Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation.

Play Abdullah Abdullah speaks during opening remarks for talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar

June 9, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
U.S.-Russia Relations: A Conversation with Sergey Ryabkov

Please join Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov as he discusses Russian foreign policy toward the United States and prospects for future cooperation.

Play Russian Deputy Foreign Minister sits at a table with Russian flag displayed

June 5, 2020

China
Virtual Meeting: The Way Forward for U.S.-China Relations: Collaboration or Competition?

Panelists discuss the escalating geopolitical tensions between the United States and China and an assessment of the current relationship, with a focus on the decoupling of the two economies, competin…

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March 9, 2020

United States
Foreign Affairs March/April Issue Launch

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Kathleen Hicks, Stephen Wertheim, and Thomas Wright. The authors discuss the new issue of Foreig…

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December 17, 2019

Russia
Russia’s Resurgence: Prospects for Stability in U.S.-Russia Relations

Our panelists discuss growing tensions in U.S.-Russia relations, potential areas for both deterrence and cooperation, and strategies to avoid conflict between the two countries.

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