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November 11, 2021

Germany
How Are Green Parties Shaping Global Politics?

As the focus on environmental and social justice issues has increased, green parties have grown in influence across many countries. Here’s how they’re reshaping today’s political landscape.

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November 3, 2021

Space
A New Age of Space Defense

A handful of countries including China and Russia are breaking new ground in developing space weapons. Does that mean the world is headed for an arms race in space?

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October 11, 2021

Afghanistan
Where Have Afghan Refugees Gone?

There were 2.8 million Afghan refugees in 2020, half of whom were living in Pakistan. Here are the countries that could host many of the Afghans fleeing the country after the Taliban’s takeover.

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September 23, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
What’s Behind Africa’s Democratic Downturn?

Only eight out of nearly fifty sub-Saharan countries are considered free. Here’s why democracy is declining across the region.

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September 9, 2021

Oceans and Seas
How Illegal Fishing Threatens Oceans

There’s a one-in-five chance the fish you ate for dinner was caught illegally. Illegal fishing is devastating ecosystems and coastal communities. Here’s what countries are doing about it.

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August 30, 2021

Infrastructure
What More Investment Could Mean for U.S. Infrastructure

Increased infrastructure spending could improve U.S. economic competitiveness, including by reducing traffic congestion, better preparing for extreme weather events, and improving broadband access.

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July 29, 2021

China
What to Know About the Chinese Communist Party

As the Chinese Communist Party marks its 100th anniversary this month, it faces a raft of challenges, including slow economic growth, environmental degradation, and tensions with the United States.

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January 5, 2021

Political History and Theory
The Council on Foreign Relations at 100: The History

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since its inception in 1921, the Council has been guided by an unwavering set of core principles: independence, nonpartisanship, …

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June 11, 2021

Yemen
What’s Causing a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen?

A civil war, demolished infrastructure, and millions of people at risk of starvation. Here’s why Yemen’s is considered the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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June 11, 2021

China
What to Know About the Border Conflict Between China and India

China and India have disputed their shared border for years—they even went to war in 1962. Here’s what to know about the latest escalation between the two Asian giants.

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