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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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July 10, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Five POW Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about prisoners of war.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Unbroken/Amazon; The Bridge on the River Kwai/Golden Globes; The Deer Hunter/IMDB; The Great Escape/ABC; Stalag 17/History Net; Rescue Dawn/IMP Awards.

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.

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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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…

May 27, 2020

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

Please join Dr. David Nabarro as he 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 W…

Play Dr. David Nabarro at the United Nations Headquarters with a blue UN flag and a large map behind him.

May 14, 2020

"The World: A Brief Introduction" by Richard N. Haass

Please join Richard Haass as he 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 ne…

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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

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.

May 1, 2020

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

Please join our panelists as they discuss the structure of the global health governance system, the role of the World Health Organization, and their perspectives on an effective international pandemi…

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