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October 15, 2009

Media
’Begin With the Young Generation’ to Sustain Future Foreign Correspondence

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

November 15, 2013

Trade
The High Stakes in Regional Trade Talks

International trade negotiations are at a crucial stage. The multilateral front, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its center, is facing a foundational crisis. In a new expert brief, The Hig…

European Union chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero (left) and U.S. chief negotiator Dan Mullaney (right) address a joint news conference during the second round of EU-US trade negotiations for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels November 15, 2013 (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters).

October 23, 2015

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Corruption in Honduras and an Election Timeline

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”    U.S. Acts on Honduran Corruption Hondur…

A supporter of former Tanzania's Prime Minister and main opposition party CHADEMA presidential candidate Edward Lowassa cheers during his campaign rally in Tanga October 21, 2015. Tanzanians will go to the polls on October 25 to elect their fifth president. (Reuters/Stringer)

June 30, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Economic Divide

Mexico’s national GDP numbers remain lackluster. In 2014, the country grew 2.1 percent, and forecasts for 2015 predict a modest 3 percent increase. Yet these numbers mask the great diversity within a…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

June 25, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Looming Global Shortage of High-Skill Workers

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world will face a shortage of up to 40 million college-educated workers in 2020, and a glut of 90 to 95 million more low-skill workers than required. T…

Graduates in the Class of 2012 take part in commencement exercises at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California (Phil McCarten/Courtesy Reuters).

November 3, 2017

Technology and Innovation
The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray Kurzweil. I’m Nicholas Thompson. I will be pre…

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April 19, 2012

Cuba
1,158 Reasons To Think Again About the Pope’s Visit To Cuba

I’ve written here before about the Pope’s visit to Cuba and his disappointing silence about political repression there. Now we learn in the Miami Herald that his visit occasioned the detentions of 1,…

August 9, 2011

Economics
Drug Cartel Fragmentation and Violence

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters). …

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to  Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters).

March 1, 2011

Economics
Calderón’s Visit to Washington

I published a CFR expert brief on President Calderón’s trip to Washington on March 2-3.

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