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May 28, 2020

United States
Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With Senator Chris Murphy

Senator Chris Murphy discusses the latest on Congress and COVID-19, and the progressive foreign policy debate.

Play Senator Chris Murphy speaks on Capitol Hill with Sen. Bill Cassidy and Sen. Tim Kaine sitting next to him.

May 21, 2020

Cybersecurity
Using COVID-19 to Double Down on Cyber Norms

The United States should use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to push for clearer guardrails to bound acceptable and unacceptable behavior in cyberspace.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (L) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs speak to reporters.

May 21, 2020

Conflict Prevention
Military Confrontation in the South China Sea

The trade war, fallout from COVID-19, and increased military activity raise the risk of conflict between the U.S. and China in the South China Sea. Here’s how the U.S. can prevent or mitigate a clash.

A woman on a naval vessel looks at the sea through binoculars.

May 15, 2020

Economics
Corporate Virtual Meeting: Infrastructure and the U.S. Economic Recovery

In an attempt to create jobs and stimulate economic growth after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, President Donald J. Trump and Congressional Democrats have discussed a multitrillion-dollar infrastruc…

Play A construction worker, wearing a face covering, works on a job site amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

May 14, 2020

Religion
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: Religion and Climate Change

Mary Evelyn Tucker, senior lecturer, senior research scholar, and codirector of the Forum of Religion and Ecology at Yale University, discusses religion and climate change. Learn more about CFR's …

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May 11, 2020

Australia
COVID-19, and China, Further Drive a Wedge in the U.S.-Australia Relationship

This post is part of an Asia Unbound series of voices from Asia on the COVID-19 crisis, and on its implications for Asia and for Asian views of the United States. The post is authored by Daniel Flitt…

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, on February 28, 2020.

May 4, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Amid COVID-Related Cyber Threats, the Netherlands Leads UN Efforts

In light of growing concern about malicious cyber disruption during the COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations’ Open-Ended Working Group should play a leading role in further developing a global frame…

The United Nations Headquarters is pictured.

May 4, 2020

India
The Pandemic and China Are Strengthening U.S.-India Relations, for Now

This post is part of an Asia Unbound series of voices from Asia on the COVID-19 crisis, and on its implications for Asia and for Asian views of the United States. The post is authored by Rajeswari Pi…

S. Jaishankar and Mike Pompeo at a press briefing, looking toward each other

April 20, 2020

Iran
Iran Unlikely to Negotiate With the United States in the Near-Term

Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus has been the Middle East. He held a wide range of a…

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, on April 8.

April 9, 2020

Taiwan
Why Does the WHO Exclude Taiwan?

The world could learn from Taiwan’s success in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, yet it doesn’t have a seat at the World Health Organization.