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April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
Family Planning and Economic Growth

Overview One of the greatest challenges facing some of the poorest developing countries is the urgent need for comprehensive, integrated reproductive health services, including family planning. If…

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June 8, 2020

Women and Women's Rights
Gender Representation and Diversity in the Foreign Affairs Community

Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte and Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley joined the Council on Foreign Relations for a roundtable discussion on the importance of diversity in the foreign affairs comm…

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is surrounded as she bids farewell to a lobby filled with employees after her last day at the State Department in Washington, January 16, 2009.

July 3, 2014

Ukraine
Putin’s Balancing Act

While many in the West perceive Vladimir Putin as an unrestrained strongman, expert Kimberly Marten says that the Russian president is deftly managing disparate factions surrounding the Kremlin.

August 20, 2019

United States
Back-to-School Reading Special

Every year CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I record a summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. We usually do it in June as we entertain visions of leisurely summer days yet to co…

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May 27, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 Update--A Conversation With David Nabarro

Dr. David Nabarro discusses the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in responding to the pandemic, and how the WHO advises member …

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May 14, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Meeting: "The World: A Brief Introduction" by Richard N. Haass

Richard Haass discusses The World: A Brief Introduction, his new book designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense o…

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May 14, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
State and Local Officials Webinar: Update on U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth C. Economy, C. V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses U.S.-China relations, how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the conversa…

Play Two people wearing masks cross a panel display of the Hang Seng Index during afternoon trading in Hong Kong, China

May 1, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Virtual Meeting: The WHO and the State of Global Health Governance

Panelists discuss the structure of the global health governance system, the role of the World Health Organization, and their perspectives on an effective international pandemic response.

Play Three leaders of World Health Organization, including Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a news conference on the novel coronavirus.

December 28, 2018

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2018

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2018 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

Kofi Annan addresses a news conference UN headquarters in New York, 1997. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.

June 22, 2005

Capital Flows
The joys of being a creditor nation

China is on track to add between $250 and $300 billion to its reserves this year. That is a lot of money. Enough to have an impact on global bond markets. Enough to buy several oil companies. As…