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January 9, 2024

Political History and Theory
New Book Examines the Colorful and Tumultuous Political Career of Henry Wallace 

In a new book filled with political drama and intrigue, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Benn Steil offers the richest and deepest biographical study to date of Henry A. Wallace—a “fa…

January 4, 2024

United States
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: Fellows’ Book Launch—God, Guns, and Sedition

In God, Guns, and Sedition, Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware offer the definitive account of the rise of far-right terrorism in the United States—and how to counter it. In recent years shocking acts o…

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January 17, 2024

Democracy
Political Hurdles on Ukraine’s Way to EU Membership

After the 2013–14 Revolution of Dignity, which overthrew a deeply corrupt, Russian-backed regime, Ukraine declared its ambition to integrate into the Euro-Atlantic community of free-market democracie…

January 2, 2024

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Destructive Drive in African Politics

The descent into normlessness in various African countries calls for a new scholarly and policy approach.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers discover railway infrastructure in a scrapyard during a raid on a highjacked property in Johannesburg on September 6, 2023.

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Women’s Political Leadership

Elevating the status of women and girls has been demonstrated to advance global prosperity, stability, and security, yet the journey toward gender equality has been marked by fitful and incremental g…

September 27, 2023

China
Remember These Rising Political Stars?

The ebb and flow of these former Chinese rising political stars’ careers provides insights into the intricacies of Chinese elite politics (and the fate of Qin Gang).

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on June 18, 2023, during one of Qin’s last engagements as Foreign Minister.

February 23, 2023

Social Issues
Social Justice Webinar: Social Safety Nets

Chris Howard, the Harriman professor of government and public policy at the College of William & Mary, and Arohi Pathak, director of policy for inclusive economy at the Center for American Progress, …

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October 20, 2023

China
Responding to China and Russia’s Influence on the Militarization of Global Politics

Large democracies must combat Russia and China's support for the re-militarization of politics around the world.

Russian president poses shaking hands with Chinese president in front of Russian and Chinese flags.

September 6, 2023

Women and Women's Rights
Virtual Roundtable: Addressing Threats to Women Political Leaders

Rising threats and online abuse affect political officials at the highest levels in many countries; studies have documented that women politicians are disproportionately targeted. Sigrid Kaag, deputy…

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