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October 9, 2020

United States
A Conversation With Dan R. Brouillette

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette discusses the future of American energy strategy.

Play A view of Duke Energy’s Marshall Power Plant in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, U.S.

September 17, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Roundtable: Who Gets the Vaccine First?

As vaccine nationalism rises, the question looms: who gets the vaccine first? Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel discusses future vaccine manufacturing, distribution, and roadblocks. 

Play A nurse prepares Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for inoculation in a post-registration trials stage at a clinic in Moscow, Russia.

August 28, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Five Anti-War Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films that highlight the costs of war.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Hotel Rwanda/Amazon; Born on the Fourth of July/TV Guide; Gallipoli/IMDB; Paths of Glory/Amazon; Full Metal Jacket/TV Guide; All Quiet on the Western Front/IMDB

August 20, 2020

International Organizations
The IMF: The World’s Controversial Financial Firefighter

The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.

IMF Governors' meeting

August 18, 2020

Conflict Prevention
Peace, Conflict, and COVID-19

The Center for Preventive Action has created this resource for those seeking information and analysis about the effects of COVID-19 on peace and conflict.

Three men wearing protective clothing and masks--two of whom have guns--stand guard in front of cars parked in the middle of a debris-ridden street during a twenty-four hour curfew in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 6, 2020.

August 12, 2020

Hong Kong
Virtual Meeting: Hong Kong Update—Autonomy and National Security

Panelists discuss China’s national security law and Hong Kong’s autonomy, the delayed legislative elections, and the state of the pro-democracy movement.

Play Anti-government protesters at a demonstration, protect themselves with umbrellas among tear gas near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong

August 7, 2020

Nuclear Weapons
Five Movies Worth Watching About the Threat of Nuclear War

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films examining the risks of nuclear weapons.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Thirteen Days/Rotten Tomatoes; Crimson Tide/Amazon; Fail Safe/IMDB; Colossus: The Forbin Project/TMDB; On the Beach/CineMaterial; WarGames/Amazon; Miracle Mile/YouTube.

August 4, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Over the decade since I began blogging at The Water’s Edge I have periodically recommended books to read and films to watch. I have also occasionally asked colleagues to recommend books and movies. G…

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

July 28, 2020

Nigeria
Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With John Campbell

John Campbell discusses Nigeria, its history, colonial legacy, and strategic importance to the United States. Ambassador Campbell argues that Nigeria is the African country of greatest strategic i…

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July 15, 2020

Maternal and Child Health
The Emptying Planet: The Global Impact of Declining Fertility Rates, A Virtual Roundtable

Most countries outside of sub-Saharan Africa are projected to enter a period of sustained low fertility and a decline in the working age populations. Speakers Drs. Natalia Kanem and Christopher Murra…

Play Pregnant woman, wearing a floral shirt, touches her stomach.