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May 10, 2022

Ukraine
Is Diplomacy Between Russia and the West Still Possible?

The West should keep open the possibility of diplomacy with Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a military parade on Victory Day in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022.

April 18, 2022

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With James Bullard

James Bullard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discusses interest rates, inflation, and the challenges facing U.S. economic growth. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics…

Play SQUAWK BOX -- Pictured: James Bullard, St. Louis Fed President, in an interview on September 21, 2015

May 3, 2022

United States
James K. Galbraith: Can American-led Global Financial Capitalism Survive?

Trust in the U.S.-led economic and geopolitical order has been eroding. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. response to it, whatever its merits, may be the last straw for the global monopoly…

G7 summit in Brussels

May 24, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine Should Wait on Cease-Fire Talks With Russia. Here’s Why.

Ukraine has rejected recent calls by the West for it to settle its war with Russia. Ukrainian leaders believe they have a chance to reclaim territory lost in the early fighting—and that they can do s…

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at a Russian ballistic missile booster that fell in a field in eastern Ukraine.

February 2, 2022

Ukraine
Russia and the West: A New Cold War?

Panelists discuss the escalating threats at the Ukrainian border, the risks of Russian military action, as well as the mounting tensions between Russia, the United States, and the European Union that…

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March 22, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine May Drive a Wedge Between the West and Africa

The apparent reluctance of many African countries to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caught many Western governments, diplomatic experts, and observers of Africa’s international relations by surprise. Although twenty-eight African countries voted in favor of the March 2, 2022, UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution demanding that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” notably, seventeen African nations abstained while no votes were recorded from another eight. Unsurprisingly, Eritrea, whose leader Isaias Afwerki enjoys a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and who has long staked out an anti-Western diplomatic stance, joined Belarus, North Korea, Russia, and Syria in voting against the resolution. In total, 141 (out of 194) UN member states endorsed the resolution.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations wearing a red jacket speaks into a microphone while seated at the United Nations.

March 17, 2022

Foreign Policy
Outdated Cold War Analogies Could Lead the West Astray

The applicability of the Truman Doctrine to the West's present confrontation with Russia is constrained by the realities of a different time, seventy-five years ago.

U.S. President Harry S. Truman, standing at podium, addresses a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber in Washington, D.C., March 12, 1947 (AP Photo).

January 26, 2022

Defense and Security
CEO Speaker Series with James Taiclet of Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President, and CEO James Taiclet discusses developments in defense technology, competition between the United States and other military powers, and innovating in response to…

Play U.S. Marines with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. step off in the early morning during an operation to push out Taliban fighters on July 18, 2009 in Herati, Afghanistan.

March 9, 2022

Burkina Faso
What the Sankara Assassination Trial Means for West Africa

The trial against Burkina Faso’s exiled former leader for a decades-old assassination case could signal progress on accountability at a time of coups and upheaval regionwide.

People attend the opening of the trial against alleged perpetrators of the assassination of former President Thomas Sankara in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

December 16, 2021

Ukraine
Tensions at the Border: Ukraine, Russia, and the West

Panelists discuss the massing of Russian troops and escalating tensions at the Ukraine-Russia border, as well as potential diplomatic and military responses for the United States and NATO.

Play Ukrainain seviceman attends a military drills near Urzuf village not far from the city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine on November 29, 2018.