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December 14, 2021

Russia
The U.S.-Russia Stalemate, With Mary Elise Sarotte

Mary Elise Sarotte, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis distinguished professor of historical studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

January 13, 2022

Europe
European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

The European Parliament elects a new president, COVID-19 case rates surge across the globe, and diplomacy continues over Russian security demands in Europe.

Podcast Registered nurses Michelle Gibbons and Debbie Bhatti conduct COVID-19 swab tests as large crowds queue at a Bondi Beach drive-through testing clinic on July 22, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

May 17, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive officer of New America to discuss, among other topics, her new book The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies …

Anne-Marie Slaughter at fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum

January 29, 2016

Libya
New Order or Disorder for Libya?

Libya’s UN-brokered unity agreement is fragile at best and could fracture in the event of a stepped-up Western intervention against Islamic State forces, says expert Mary Fitzgerald.

October 2, 2014

Libya
Is It Too Late For Libya?

Post-Qaddafi Libya is riven along regional, economic, and religious lines, and may descend into civil war despite a recent flurry of international diplomacy, says journalist Mary Fitzgerald.

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Mary and David Boies Chair in U.S. Foreign Policy

Mary and David Boies Chair in U.S. Foreign Policy enables CFR to address a current or emerging region or topic of interest by appointing a scholar best positioned to address that issue.

June 8, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
The Emerging Global Technology Underclass

Working for low wages and few benefits, a large but invisible workforce keeps the internet running. Through her research, Mary L. Gray sheds light on the workers—many of them women caring for young c…

Play Women work on the production line at Complete Honour Footwear Industrial, a footwear factory owned by a Taiwan company, in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, July 5, 2018.

August 17, 2021

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming, but We’ll Still Have a Global Digital Underclass

Dr. Mary Gray revealed the hidden realities of the overlooked and undervalued workers driving our economy through their labor—what Gray calls “ghost work.”

A woman inputs data into a computer at the Konga online shopping company warehouse in Lagos.

May 10, 2011

Development
Women and Development: A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

ISOBEL COLEMAN:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Good afternoon.  I'm Isobel Coleman.  I'm a senior fellow here at the Council on Foreign Relations and director of the council's Civil Society, Markets, …

Podcast

March 4, 2005

Emerging Markets
A few lessons for Mary Anastasia O Grady

I do not expect to consistently agree with the oped page of the Wall Street Journal. But I do not think it is too much to ask that the columnists on oped page of the Journal try to square their argu…