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April 14, 2020

Southeast Asia
Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte’s Response

Duterte, like other illiberal populists, has fumbled his initial handling of the pandemic. The fallout could damage his popularity and legacy.

Passengers wear protective masks while waiting at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, on March 13, 2020, following President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a local travel ban in the Philippine capital

October 31, 2011

China
The Internationalization of the RMB

Overview China is making swift strides toward internationalizing its currency, the renminbi, but it must be careful when sequencing these changes. Without the proper reforms, wide-open Chinese fin…

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June 25, 2020

Politics and Government
A Conversation With Henry A. Kissinger

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger participates in a wide-ranging discussion on critical foreign policy issues throughout history and in the present day.

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October 9, 2018

Economics
U.S. Economic Policy With Kevin Hassett

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett discusses economic growth, international trade talks, and the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on the U.S. economy.

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May 11, 2018

North Korea
Changing Strategic Circumstances in Asia

With the recent Inter-Korean Summit, U.S.-China trade disagreements, and unrest in much of the region, the balance of power in Asia continues to be in a state of flux.

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May 11, 2018

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends.

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May 9, 2018

Religion
Faith, Poverty, and Action

David Beckmann, Simone Campbell, and Ruth W. Messinger, with Lisa Sharon Harper moderating, discuss faith, poverty, and action, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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December 4, 2017

United States
Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace by Paul B. Stares

Paul Stares discusses his new book, Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace. Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy for how the United States can manag…

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October 23, 2017

United States
'The Sovereignty Wars--Reconciling America with the World'

Stewart Patrick discusses his new book, The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World. 

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July 1, 2016

China
When Will the Jury Be In on the AIIB?

Gabriel Walker is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the first part of a series on China’s role in international development. Less than six months aft…

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