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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.

May 3, 2022

China
Political Participation in China: What’s Allowed Under Xi?

President Xi Jinping has increasingly suppressed online activism and protests about COVID-19 and a variety of other issues. What avenues for political expression do Chinese citizens have?

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.

March 23, 2016

Belgium
Brussels Bombings Threaten European Unity

The twin bombings in Brussels have exposed the need for closer European security cooperation at the same time that anti-EU political forces are on the rise, says expert Ian Lesser.

November 17, 2021

China
Takeaway From the Biden-Xi Meeting: Jaw Jawing as Success

Little of substance was expected of the Monday night meeting, but Biden said the two sides had to establish “guardrails” to prevent a clash, while Xi said he was glad to see his “old friend.”

Biden meets with Xi over the screen in the conference room

March 2, 2022

Ukraine
Perspective on Ukraine, With Richard Haass

In this special episode, Why It Matters sits down with CFR President Richard Haass to ask the basic questions about the war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s frame of mind, and his threa…

Podcast Russian service members walk past BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles during tactical combat exercises

March 8, 2022

Southeast Asia
Russia’s Continuing Ties to Southeast Asia—and How They Factor Into the Ukraine War: Part 1

Longstanding ties and weapons sales to a number of countries in Southeast Asia insulate Russia from ASEAN criticism over Ukraine war.

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia, on June 23, 2021.

February 1, 2022

China
The Games Nobody Wants: How the Winter Olympics Became a Headache for China

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing were supposed to be a triumph for the Chinese government. But the COVID-19 pandemic and diplomatic boycotts have hampered its plans.

A person walks in the Olympic Park inside the closed loop before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

February 25, 2022

China
Why China Is Struggling to Deal With Russia’s War in Ukraine

China is one of Russia’s closest partners, but supporting the invasion of Ukraine would seriously damage Beijing’s ties with wealthy democracies and alienate Chinese citizens who oppose the invasion…

March 14, 2022

Europe
A Conversation With Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald

Please join Mary Lou McDonald, President of the Irish political party Sinn Féin, for a discussion on resolving the past and continuing repercussions of Brexit, cross-border relations and reconciliati…

Play Sinn Fein election posters and billboards on view along the nationalist Falls road on March 1, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.