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August 3, 2020

Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Response to the United States’ Changing Approach to the South China Sea

Huong Le Thu is a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. July 2020 marked a significant shift in developments regarding the South China Sea. The Trump administration announce…

The Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Parramatta (L) is underway with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS America, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, and the Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry in the South China Sea on April 18, 2020.

July 31, 2020

Media
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Journalists

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films that feature journalists.

Movie posters clockwise from top left: Foreign Correspondent/Amazon; Salvador/IMDB; Reds/Roger Ebert; The Killing Fields/Amazon; The Post/20th Century Studios; The Year of Living Dangerously/Amazon.

July 20, 2020

Energy and Environment
Corporate Virtual Roundtable: Petrostates in Peril

Panelists discuss the geopolitical and economic ramifications of the current state of oil markets.   KRAUSS: Good morning. Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. I'm Clifford Kr…

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July 13, 2020

Democracy
Virtual Meeting: Unrest at Home and U.S. Foreign Policy

Panelists discuss international perceptions of the United States and how the current domestic unrest may affect the country’s ability to promote global democracy and human rights.

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June 30, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

June 23, 2020

Global
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in rights for LGBTQ+ people, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

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June 17, 2020

Cybersecurity
Virtual Roundtable: Cyber Attacks in the Age of COVID-19

Panelists discuss the rise of cyber attacks during the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, the role of various actors in carrying out these attacks, and their geopolitical consequences.   ANDERSON: Good…

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June 15, 2020

Europe
Virtual Meeting: European Economic Recovery - A Conversation With EU Ambassadors

Speakers discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the European economy and the European Commission's proposed recovery plan.

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June 8, 2020

Supply Chains
Virtual Meeting: The Future of Global Supply Chains

Panelists discuss the stress COVID-19 has placed on global supply chains, the vulnerabilities of “just-in-time” manufacturing and rigid supplier systems, and ongoing production risks during the pande…

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June 4, 2020

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

Panelists discuss current U.S. policy toward Iran and how the United States should approach the relationship moving forward.

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