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February 15, 2024

Russia
Leadership Change in Russia

Vladimir Putin’s grip on power in Russia does not appear as ironclad as it once did. Liana Fix and Maria Snegovaya recommend that the United States prepare for potential leadership change in Moscow a…

Vladimir Putin walks with Russian generals in 2021.

February 15, 2024

Russia
The U.S. Should Prepare for the Possibility of Leadership Change in Moscow, CFR Report Argues

As the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine nears, a new Contingency Planning Memorandum from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) explores the possibility of the end of Russian Pr…

January 9, 2024

Cambodia
Six Months of Hun Manet in Cambodia: Change or More of the Same?

After six months in office, Hun Manet has demonstrated an understanding of Cambodia’s economic challenges but has continued the political repression of his father’s rule.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet stands at a purple podium wearing a blue suit and maroon tie while standing in front of a maroon background.

December 14, 2023

Energy and Environment
New Ideas to Fund our Planet’s Future: Finance-Based Strategies for Curbing Climate Change

At COP28 in Dubai, negotiators once again focus on increasing climate finance as the world struggles to manage rising temperatures, historic natural disasters, and environmental depletion. Panelists …

Play Participants walk by banners as they attend day four of the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference at Expo City Dubai.

December 6, 2023

United States
COP28 Can Deliver Progress on Climate Change, but Will It?

Committed global action at every level of government, the economy, and society is needed to tackle such a complex, multifaceted challenge, and a growing awareness that time is running out should help…

Kerry

December 1, 2023

United States
Campaign Roundup: The Republican Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: Some Republican presidential candidates agree the planet is warming, but none has made tackling cli…

Rishi Sunak

March 1, 2024

Climate Change
A Conversation With John Kerry

John Kerry discusses his work as U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, the challenges the United States faces, and the Biden administration’s priorities as it continues to address climate chan…

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September 27, 2023

Health
Academic Webinar: Health Risks of Climate Change

Elizabeth Willetts, planetary health policy director at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, leads the conversation on the health risks of climate change. FASKIANOS: Welcome to today’s d…

Play City buildings and a woman wearing a protective mask.

February 28, 2024

Trade
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

Play A worker sits as a crane unloads containers from a ship

October 31, 2023

Middle East and North Africa
Climate Change and Regional Instability in the Middle East

The Middle East has suffered from protracted instability in recent decades, and climate-related disasters compound existing suffering. Marwa Daoudy argues that the United States and its partners should center mitigation efforts in assistance to the region.