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November 17, 2020

Palestinian Territories
A Conversation With Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh of the Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Shtayyeh discusses the Palestinian Authority’s relations with the United States, its security and economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the broader Middle East peace process. 

Play Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh

November 5, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over the wall separating the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the West Bank.

October 15, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Changing Style of African Coups

As the coup in Mali shows, military seizures of power have not disappeared entirely. Nevertheless, the old style of coups has become rare in Africa. More common now are incumbent chiefs of state using different, more subtle methods to stay in power.

A picture of the National Assembly of Ivory Coast in Abidjan, the country's largest city.

October 9, 2020

Screening and Discussion of "The Perfect Weapon"

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary The Perfect Weapon prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Monday, October 5. Please j…

Play Soldiers sitting in front of rows of computers at the the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center

October 8, 2020

China
To Understand China’s Aggressive Foreign Policy, Look at Its Domestic Politics

In the past six months, Chinese foreign policy appears to have taken a dramatic and aggressive turn. One way to understand this assertive foreign policy is through the lens of China's internal politi…

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army march outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on September 8, 2020.

September 21, 2020

A Conversation With Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran

Foreign Minister Zarif discusses Iranian relations with the United States, the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and prospects for peace in the Middle East.

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July 29, 2020

Israeli Annexation and Middle East Peace

Please join our panelists for a discussion of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proposed annexation of parts of the West Bank and the geopolitical consequences for the region and for the Middle East…

Play A Palestinian boy climbs through an opening in Israel's controversial barrier in Shuafat in the West Bank near Jerusalem.

June 15, 2020

European Economic Recovery: A Conversation With EU Ambassadors

Please join our speakers as they discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the European economy and the European Commission's proposed recovery plan.

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June 4, 2020

What to Do About... Series: U.S.-Iran Conflict: What Now?

Please join our panelists as they discuss current U.S. policy toward Iran and how the United States should approach the relationship moving forward.

Play U.S. and Iranian flag on a stage with a black backdrop while a staff member is removing the Iranian flag off the stage

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.