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February 8, 2022

China
China’s Domestic Challenges, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, CFR’s Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss economic, political, and demographic developments within China.

Podcast Student draw the Chinese national flag on a chalkboard during an activity to mark National Day September 30, 2007 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China.

November 20, 2006

Global Governance
Voices of the Next Generation: A Conversation with Ian Bremmer

With the new “Voices of the Next Generation” series, the Council seeks to identify and feature fresh, young voices in the nation’s foreign policy discourse. At the second meeting of the series, Ian B…

Podcast

December 10, 2019

China
Podcast: Ian Shepherdson on the U.S.-China Trade War and China's Mounting Economic Challenges

China’s ruling Communist Party has long based its political legitimacy on successfully guiding the country’s extraordinary economic development. Over the past decade, however, China’s economic growth…

Podcast A worker polishes a bicycle steel rim at a factory manufacturing sports equipment in Hangzhou, China on September 2, 2019.

October 26, 2021

Germany
The Life and Legacy of Angela Merkel

Panelists discuss the life and career of Angela Merkel and the future of U.S.-German relations and the larger transatlantic alliance.

Play Joe Biden and Angela Merkel walk together at the White House

January 28, 2015

Greece
Will Greece Trigger a European Crisis?

Greece’s new political leadership is set to challenge the German-led austerity policies in Europe, which could spur the rise of more anti-establishment movements across the continent, says political …

June 29, 2015

United States
Steering a New Course on Foreign Policy

As election season approaches, and global crises in Greece and elsewhere intensify, U.S. foreign policy is in a state of drift that puts the United States at the risk of falling behind its rivals, sa…

May 27, 2022

China
Biden’s Grand China Strategy: Eloquent but Inadequate

The Biden administration’s freshly announced China strategy offers a welcome change in tone but few new policies.

May 25, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hip-Hop Diplomacy

Hip-hop is a phenomenon that has captured hearts around the world. Its musical form ranges from party anthems to critical social commentary. But the genre plays another role: it is an influential sof…

Podcast A hip-hop artist preforms at a live concert

November 15, 2021

G20 (Group of Twenty)
The Group of Twenty

The Group of Twenty, an informal gathering of many of the world’s largest economies, is the premier global forum for discussing economic issues. But it has faced divisions over trade and the response…

2019 G20 Logo

March 24, 2022

Botswana
Botswana’s Intelligence Agency Hangs Over Presidential Rivalry

Botswana's Directorate of Intelligence and Security is the subject of controversy in a feud between the country's current and former presidents.

The president of Botswana, wearing a suit, is seen walking at the United Nations. A woman is standing ahead of her.