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September 9, 2021

9/11
Twenty Years After 9/11, Asian Powers Discuss Afghanistan, and More

Americans mark twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convenes for a summit to discuss security in Afghanistan, and Norway holds general …

Podcast Policemen and firemen run away from the huge dust cloud caused as the World Trade Center's Tower One collapses after terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the twin towers, September 11, 2001 in New York City.

November 8, 2018

Russia
Two Meaningful Anniversaries Are Marked, and the East Asia Summit Takes Place in Singapore

The 13th East Asia Summit takes place in Singapore, the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I is commemorated, and the 29-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is marked. 

Podcast Tombstones outside the WWI memorial, as France prepares to mark the centennial commemoration of the First World War Armistice Day, near Verdun, France, November 7, 2018.

July 1, 2021

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
Biden’s Vaccination Goal Nears, UNSC Votes on Syria Aid Pipeline, and More

The deadline for President Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans passes, the UN Security Council votes to maintain aid deliveries between Turkey and Syria, and the world marks UFO D…

Podcast Internally displaced Syrian children are pictured at a camp, in northern Aleppo near the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria February 17, 2021. Picture taken February 17, 2021.

September 1, 2021

Intelligence
Spying 101

The glamour and thrill of espionage, brought to life on screen by characters such as James Bond, have long captivated imaginations. But this profession is deeply misunderstood, and it is always chang…

Podcast Eye of a person seen through darkness and shadows

February 27, 2017

Politics and Government
How to Use Red Teams and Be a Red Teamer: A Conversation with Mark Mateski

I sat down again with Mark Mateski, an expert in red teaming and one of the most insightful people I learned from while writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy. In 1997, …

Podcast Red Team vs. Blue Team

June 3, 2021

Elections and Voting
Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More

Mexico holds pivotal midterm elections, Hong Kongers attempt to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Peruvians vote in a divisive presidential runoff.

Podcast Indigenous Zapotec women, who are selected as polling station officers by the National Electoral Institute (INE), count ballots as authorities continue the distribution of voting materials ahead of the mid-term elections on June 6, in the rural village of San Bartolome Quialana, in Oaxaca state, Mexico May 31, 2021.

May 27, 2021

Belarus
Belarus’s Plane Diversion, Mali’s ‘Coup Within a Coup,’ and More

Belarus faces global condemnation after grounding an airplane to arrest a dissident journalist; West Africa braces for the fallout from Mali’s second coup in nine months; and the United States marks …

Podcast A woman walks in the central market of Bamako on May 27, 2021.

March 25, 2021

Climate Change
Extreme Weather Worsens, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, and More

Extreme weather events ramp up in Australia and the United States; Myanmar’s military junta marks Armed Forces Day; and leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay convene for a virtual tra…

Podcast A partially submerged car is seen abandoned in floodwaters in the suburb of Windsor as the state of New South Wales experiences widespread flooding and severe weather, in Sydney, Australia, March 22, 2021.

March 11, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Syria’s Somber Anniversary, ‘Quad’ Leaders Meet Virtually, and More

Syrians mark the tenth anniversary of the start of the civil war; leaders from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States convene virtually for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue; and the United…

Podcast A Syrian woman and child walk down a destroyed street as civilians and rebels prepare to evacuate one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Arbin, in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 24, 2018.

March 2, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Global Progress Toward Gender Equality, With Rachel B. Vogelstein

Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR’s Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss women’s rights, gender equality, and the sign…

Podcast German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May give statements to the media prior to talks at the Chancellery on July 5, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Brexit was to be a major topic of their meeting.