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March 17, 2023

China
How to Read Xi’s Muscular Message on China’s Global Role

Xi Jinping used the annual legislative session to lock in his tenure as president and reinforce China’s assertive foreign policy and the reemergence of its economy.

Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to take his oath during the Third Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress.

March 15, 2023

China
Is China a Democracy or a Dictatorship?

China’s political system is complicated, and there’s a lot of contradictory information out there. Is China a communist country? Is it democratic, as its own government insists? And what does “freedo…

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October 11, 2022

China
China’s 20th National Party Congress, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party’s upcoming 20th National Congress means for Chin…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

October 4, 2022

Energy and Environment
The United States Needs to Prepare for More Billion-Dollar Climate Disasters Like Hurricane Ian

Billion-dollar disasters such as Hurricane Ian are on the rise in the United States. Officials should take swift action to reduce the damage and protect Americans.

August 23, 2022

China
TPI Replay: 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.

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.

February 14, 2023

Ukraine
Ukraine: Conflict at the Crossroads of Europe and Russia

Ukraine’s Westward drift since independence has been countered by the sometimes violent tug of Russia, felt most recently with Putin’s 2022 invasion.

An anti-government protester sits on a monument during clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 20, 2014.

November 18, 2003

Iraq
Brzezinski: ’America Lacks International Credibility’

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, sharply attacks the Bush administration’s handling of foreign policy, asserting that despite its worl…

March 29, 2012

Politics and Government
A Conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski

SAM FEIST: Good evening. Hello. Thank you for joining us. Welcome to the Council. My name is Sam Feist. I'm the Washington bureau chief at CNN. Before I introduce our special guest, I'll remind you …

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March 29, 2012

Politics and Government
A Conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski

Dr. Bzrezinski shares his vision for U.S. foreign policy goals in the current global geopolitical context.

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