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January 20, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Why NATO Has Become a Flash Point With Russia in Ukraine

Russian leaders have watched with mounting resentment as the transatlantic alliance has nearly doubled its membership since the end of the Cold War. President Vladimir Putin has drawn a red line in U…

The NATO sign marks the seventieth anniversary of the Atlantic alliance in February 2020 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

January 20, 2022

Southeast Asia
How Inequality and Democratic Regression Have Made COVID-19 Worse

Why are some large democracies struggling to contain COVID-19?

U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks to Indonesian president Joko Widodo.

January 18, 2022

International Law
Legal Principles Matter in Defense of Democracies

Legal principles matter as two major democracies—Taiwan and Ukraine—are threatened by superpower neighbors. Whether one argues about Taiwan’s status as a country or a province of China, it is a vibra…

Ukrainian service members drive tanks during the Independence Day military parade in Kyiv, Ukraine in August 2021.

January 14, 2022

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With John C. Williams

John C. Williams of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York discusses monetary policy, the continued impact of COVID-19, and the economic outlook for the year ahead. The C. Peter McColough Series on …

Play An investor views stock prices on monitors at a securities company on May 28, 2007 in Changchun of Jilin Province, China. Chinese stocks hit new highs today with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closing at 4,272.11 points, up 2.21 percent, as the total number of share trading accounts in the country topped 100 million.

January 14, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 14, 2022

Danish intelligence chief detained over leaks; Cyber Command releases malware samples; White House hosts summit on open-source software; Omicron outbreak in Xi'an threatens semiconductor supply chain…

General Paul Nakasone, commander of Cyber Command, testifies before Congress in February of 2019.

January 12, 2022

Economics
Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics

The 2022 Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics discusses building an inclusive U.S. economy and reforming capitalism to address inequality. The full agenda is available here. This sym…

January 12, 2022

Israel
Israel, Iran, and the Archbishop of Canterbury

In recent weeks the Iran nuclear talks restarted, and the Archbishop of Canterbury delivered himself of a statement criticizing Israel's treatment of Christians. Herewith, comments on both matters. …

January 11, 2022

China
Xi Jinping Envisions a China-Centric World Order, Argues Elizabeth C. Economy in New CFR Book

“Xi [Jinping]’s ambition, as his words and deeds over the past decade suggest, is to reorder the world order,” writes China expert Elizabeth C. Economy. In The World According to China, she argues th…

January 7, 2022

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
Vaccine Equity and Global Economic Recovery

Panelists discuss global vaccine distribution efforts, the barriers to achieving vaccine equity, and what this means for global economic recovery. 

Play A nurse takes a Moderna Covid-19 vaccines ready to be administered at a vaccination site at Kedren Community Health Center, in South Central Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2021.

January 19, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Biden’s Middle East Strategy Is Ruthless Pragmatism

There’s a single thread connecting the White House approach to the region, from Syria to Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud deliver remarks to reporters before meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2021