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December 2, 2021

Democracy
Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual Summit for Democracy, the omicron variant begins to spread worldwide, and Germany is expected to elect Olaf Scholz as its next chancellor.

Podcast Democratic Presidential hopefuls former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen Amy Klobuchar, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlassio and businessmen Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang attend the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Workers Presidential Summit, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, on September 17, 2019.

December 1, 2021

Trade
The Transatlantic Relationship Could Make or Break Biden’s Summit for Democracy

President Biden’s goal of bolstering democracies around the world will need robust U.S.-Europe cooperation to succeed.

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.

December 1, 2021

World Trade Organization (WTO)
An Environmentalist Case for Resurrecting the WTO Appellate Body

As countries confront the environmental effects of global trade, the potential for disputes and abuses rises. A venue for addressing such concerns exists in principle—but is in desperate need of resu…

An Indian scientist points to a patch of genetically modified (GM) rapeseed crops under trial in New Delhi, February 13, 2015.

November 19, 2021

Climate Change
A New Transatlantic Agreement Could Hold the Key to Green Steel and Aluminum

An imperfect U.S.-EU deal could set the stage for decarbonizing global steel and aluminum production—but only if negotiators can avoid certain pitfalls. 

A laborer works inside a steel factory in Dalian, China on October 11, 2013

November 18, 2021

World Trade Organization (WTO)
What’s Next for the WTO?

President Trump’s decision to levy tariffs on China highlights concern about the ongoing role of the WTO and the future of global trade rules.

WTO Meeting, Geneva Switzerland

October 4, 2021

China
Making Sense of China’s Pledge to Stop Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Abroad

China's decision to stop funding coal plants abroad is an important step, but real progress will require phasing out coal at home.

A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October 31, 2010.

April 21, 2016

Economics
Geoeconomics and Statecraft: A Conversation with Jennifer M. Harris

What is “geoeconomics” and how did it fall out of favor among U.S. officials and policymakers? How do countries like China and India use geoeconomic tools to pursue foreign policy interests? How coul…

Podcast War by Other Means book cover

May 13, 2010

International Organizations
HBO History Makers Series: A Conversation with Ted Turner

Ted Turner, chairman of Turner Enterprises, reflects on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy.

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October 4, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Latest Developments on COVID-19

Our panelists discuss the latest COVID-19 developments, the risks of the Delta variant, mask and vaccine mandates, booster shots, and the possible ramifications of many students and workers returning…

Play Health care workers in protective gear walking through a row of beds