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January 30, 2023

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Whither Political Freedoms in Africa?

When it comes to civil liberties in Africa, Western governments and institutions must put their monies where their mouths are.

A vigil is shown with dozens of lit candles for prominent journalist Martinez Zogo. A poster of his face is shown which reads "Ta famille d'Amplitude FM te dit."

January 18, 2023

Health
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci

After more than five decades at the National Institutes of Health, physician-scientist Anthony S. Fauci, MD recently stepped down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea…

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December 27, 2022

China
China’s Growing Influence Over Canadian Media and Politics

Under President Xi Jinping, China has invested in state media outlets to influence the opinion of foreign publics, including Canada.

President Justin Trudeau of Canada faces President Xi Jinping of China as a translator interprets for them.

January 31, 2023

United States
DC Book Launch: The Bill of Obligations by Richard Haass

CFR President Richard Haass discusses his new book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens, with Mary Louise Kelly.  In The Bill of Obligations, Richard Haass argues that the ver…

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October 31, 2022

China
China’s Growing Attempts to Influence U.S. Politics

China appears to be increasingly interfering in U.S. elections through intensive lobbying, control of foreign media outlets, and sophisticated disinformation campaigns.

A screen displays a CGTN broadcast of Xi Jinping giving a speech.

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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September 30, 2022

Thailand
Thailand’s Boiling Politics: A Short Blog

The Thai court's decision to allow Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in office does not bode well for Thailand's political climate or institutions.

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha bows his hands

November 1, 2022

United States
China’s Growing Interference in Domestic Politics: Globally and in the United States

Like Russia, China is increasingly interfering in elections in the United States and worldwide.

Picture shows tables with voting booths with the message, "vote" and an American flag.

October 25, 2022

China
Politics Will Determine China’s Economic Future During Xi’s Third Term

Xi Jinping received a rare third term as head of the Chinese Communist Party and elevated his loyalists to its top leadership body. Here’s what that means for China’s economy.

May 5, 2022

Energy and Environment
How Green-Party Success Is Reshaping Global Politics

Once a fringe movement, green parties are increasingly shaping the debate in countries around the world. How influential are they, and what comes next?

Annalena Baerbock, leader of Germany’s green party, speaks at the party conference in June 2021.