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December 13, 2021

Supply Chains
What Happened to Supply Chains in 2021?

Pandemic-related disruptions threw a wrench into global supply chains this year, causing shortages of goods. Here’s how it happened.   

December 14, 2021

Olympics
The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

Lighting the Olympic Torch

December 6, 2021

China
The Debate Over Boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics

The Biden administration is imposing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. What could a boycott accomplish, and how might China respond?

January 10, 2022

United States
What Is Temporary Protected Status?

Temporary protected status has long been used as a humanitarian solution for migrants who are unable to return home safely, but efforts to end the program have reignited the debate around U.S. immigr…

National TPS Alliance supporters participate in a rally at the U.S. Capitol in September 2020.

December 3, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 3, 2021

U.S. says Israel was responsible for cyberattack on Iran; Planned Parenthood suffers a major data breach; Israel cracks down on spyware; Panasonic reveals months-long server breach; China announces s…

Cars queueing to get gas during an Israeli cyberattack on the country's fuel subsidy network.

February 1, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
The Threat of Human Trafficking to National Security, Economic Growth, and Sustainable Development

This blog post was authored by Jamille Bigio, senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program, and Elena Ortiz, intern in the Women and Foreign Policy program. Despite widespread condemnatio…

Women attend a protest against human trafficking in Berlin.

December 17, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Understanding Sharia: The Intersection of Islam and the Law

Sharia guides the personal religious practices of Muslims worldwide, but whether it should influence modern legal systems remains a subject of intense debate.

People attend Friday prayers at the Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

December 14, 2021

Olympics
The Olympics Are Hard on the Environment. Will the 2022 Beijing Games Continue the Trend?

The Olympics are becoming less sustainable, and the winter games in Beijing are no exception. Can organizers make them more environmentally friendly as the climate crisis intensifies?

January 27, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Eliminating Human Trafficking: The Role of the Private Sector

Our panelists discuss the role of businesses in eradicating human trafficking and modern slavery. This meeting is cosponsored with CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy Program.

Play Workers wearing masks check on orange trees

April 24, 2017

Global
Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development…

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