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April 2, 2024

Economics
Local Leaders in the Global Economy

Many Americans are losing faith in the benefits of internationalism. On this episode of Why It Matters, experts discuss the important role state and local leaders play in global affairs.

Podcast California Governor Newsom and Australian Ambassador Rudd meet to sign climate pact.

March 7, 2024

China
The China-North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at photographers as North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un claps at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

April 3, 2024

United States
What Does the U.S. National Guard Do?

The National Guard is a special part of the U.S. military that answers to both state governors and the president. While it began as a “strategic reserve,” the guard has come to play an important role…

A member of the National Guard patrols the southern U.S. border in Eagle Pass, Texas.

April 2, 2024

Supply Chains
U.S.-South Korea Policy Coordination on Supply Chain Resiliency

On November 28, 2023, the Council on Foreign Relations’ program on U.S.-Korea Policy held an in-person workshop on U.S.-South Korea policy coordination toward China on supply chain resiliency. 

Leaders of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) take a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in San Francisco on November 16, 2023.

April 1, 2024

Trade
Policymaking Is All About Trade-Offs

In crafting a new international economic policy that works for Americans and advances U.S. interests, policymakers will have to weigh multiple trade-offs.

San Diego, California, USA - October 8, 2015: British Airways Boeing 777 flying over crowded freeway to land at Lindberg Field San Diego International Airport.

April 8, 2024

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
What Is Avian Flu?

A global surge in avian flu outbreaks in birds and some mammals is worrying poultry farmers, scientists, and health experts. The trend is provoking questions about the future of the disease and globa…

A man is kneeling, surrounded by poultry and farm equipment as he examines a bird on the ground.

January 18, 2024

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Responding to Demographic Trends

Jess Maurer, executive director of the Maine Council of Aging, discusses demographic trends in Maine and the work of her organization. Jennifer Sciubba, global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Internatio…

Play Lady Playing Pickleball

July 16, 2019

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization, With Jennifer A. Hillman

Jennifer A. Hillman, CFR’s senior fellow for trade and international political economy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the operations and functions of the World Trade Organization.

Podcast People gather outside the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

March 20, 2024

China
CFR Welcomes Sue Mi Terry and Rush Doshi as Asia Fellows

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes Sue Mi Terry and Rush Doshi to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Terry will be joining CFR on March 25 as a senior fellow for Korea studies bas…