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May 8, 2020

United States
Reopening North America

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Laurie Trautman, director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University, discuss CO…

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April 30, 2020

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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April 10, 2020

Coronavirus
COVID-19: Updates on Treatment and Response

In this conference call, Tony Coles, Janet Napolitano, and Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg discuss the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, including U.S. preparedness and response as the virus spreads…

Podcast

April 3, 2020

Coronavirus
The Middle East Response to the Coronavirus

Panelists discuss the Middle East response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges countries in the region are facing, and the long term effects this will have on stability, governance, and economic…

Podcast

April 3, 2020

Religion
Religious Communities' Role in Countering Epidemics

Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and professor of the practice of development, conflict, and religion at the School of Foreign Service a…

Podcast

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus
The COVID-19 Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness in the United States

Larry Brilliant, Tara O’Toole, and Mark Smolinski discuss the COVID-19 epidemic and pandemic preparedness in the United States and worldwide, as well as the importance of health to our economic and n…

Podcast

March 6, 2020

Authoritarianism
The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit an exhibition on the history of the Russian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

February 7, 2020

Asia
CFR Mini Mac Index Suggests ‘Currency Manipulation’ Charges Trumped Up

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally?

January 24, 2020

China
Podcast: Yanzhong Huang on the Novel Coronavirus and China's Disease Control System

The first case of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. Since then, the disease has swept across the globe causing China’s government to …

Podcast Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, January 22, 2020.