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April 7, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Lessons Learned With Thomas Donilon

Thomas Donilon discusses his distinguished career in business and government, including his role as national security advisor under President Barack Obama, working with three U.S. presidents, serving…

Play National Security Advisor Tom Donilon speaks during a news conference on June 8, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California.

April 7, 2021

China
Academic Webinar: U.S. Response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Susan A. Thornton, senior fellow at Yale University’s Paul Tsai China Center and visiting lecturer in law, leads a conversation on the challenges that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) poses to …

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March 23, 2021

China
Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on a U.S. Response to China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy endeavor, has the potential to meet developing countries’ needs and spur economic growth, but the reality i…

Play Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China April 26, 2019.

September 29, 2017

Military Operations
A Conversation with Senator Jack Reed

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) discusses the president's approach to dealing with North Korea and Russia; Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); and the U.S. military's stat…

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November 24, 2020

China
CFR Master Class With Adam Segal

Adam Segal discusses the evolution of China's technology policy and how it has changed the U.S.-China relationship.  The CFR Master Class Series is a biweekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice Pres…

Play Huawei mobile phones are displayed in one of its offices in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen

October 13, 2020

Economics
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…

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August 6, 2020

Elections and Voting
Disinformation and Election 2020

Bret Schafer, media and digital disinformation fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, an initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discusses disinformation and the threat o…

Play A monitor in a secured ballot storage area shows multiple security cameras recording, which are on any time people are in the facility, at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center in Tumwater, Washington, U.S. July 23, 2020. Picture taken July 23, 2020.  REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson - RC2M3I9BSYNE

July 7, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Stephen Sestanovich

Please join Stephen Sestanovich for a discussion on retrenchment in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at past periods of retrenchment and the implications they have for today's foreign policy deb…

Play U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.

June 10, 2020

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series with Mira Rapp-Hooper

Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, amidst China’s rise and Russia’s revanchism, and in a historic moment of crisis, will American policymakers reconceive the role alliances should pla…

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June 1, 2020

China’s Growing Footprint in Africa

Please join our panelists for a discussion of China’s development model in Africa and the effects of its expanding influence on the continent, with a focus on economic investments and diplomacy. 

Play Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera in front of a row of tall flags