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April 26, 2016

Islamic State
How to Confront the Islamic State?

The next president of the United States will face tough decisions, including whether to commit significant ground forces, how much to support the Kurds, and what to do about Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. …

June 22, 2016

United States
Trade and the U.S. Presidential Election

The next president’s trade policy will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country’s economy. This video breaks down the decisions the president will face i…

January 28, 2016

China
China Policy and the U.S. Presidential Election

The president of the United States will have to deal with a rising and more assertive China on a wide range of issues, including Asia-Pacific security, trade, and cybersecurity. U.S.-China relations …

October 28, 2015

Immigration and Migration
Immigration Policy and the U.S. Presidential Election

U.S. immigration policy has been a touchstone of political debate for decades as policymakers consider U.S. labor demands and border security concerns. Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Was…

November 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
Video: The Humanitarian Crisis in the Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to ove…

June 18, 2015

Human Rights
Same-Sex Marriage Same-Sex Marriage

Nearly two dozen countries, including, most recently, the United States, have legalized same-sex marriage. This CFR Interactive Map tracks global developments in same-sex marriage, recognition of civ…

September 13, 2016

United States
Climate Change and the Next U.S. President

The next president of the United States will play a critical role in shaping the country’s climate policy, deciding whether and how to reduce emissions, while minimizing any impact on economic growth…

July 1, 2016

Brazil
Deforestation in the Amazon InfoGuide Deforestation in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other tropical forest. But in Brazil, deforestation has claimed nearly a fifth of its tree cover, which threatens biodiversity and contrib…

November 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Eastern Congo The Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to ove…

September 9, 2009

Elections and Voting
2012: The Year of Elections 2012: The Year of Elections

Elections throughout the world in 2012 brought several countries to a crossroads as they struggled with the eurozone debt crisis, the formation of post-Arab Spring governments, and recovery from econ…