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March 24, 2020

Syria
If coronavirus spreads to this population, it could be catastrophic

"I have no idea where my friends are," the teenage girl told me as we stood under the bright sun of a brisk winter morning. It was last December, and I was visiting Washokani camp, a displaced person…

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.

January 30, 2019

Syria
Next Steps in Syria With Mona Yacoubian

Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for Syria, Middle East, and North Africa at the United States Institute for Peace, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops…

Podcast U.S. military vehicles drive through northern Syrian city of Manbij, December 30, 2018.

June 30, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
Can Syria’s Assad Regime Survive a New Wave of Threats?

New U.S. sanctions under the Caesar Act could compound the economic turmoil threatening to undo the Assad regime.

January 29, 2020

Syria
U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Council on Foreign Relations 1/29/2020 Academic Conference Call: U.S. Withdrawal From Syria with Mona Yacoubian.

Podcast

October 2, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The E-cigarette Backlash

An outbreak of a lung illness linked to vaping is raising the pressure on countries to rein in the booming e-cigarette industry.

October 23, 2020

Screening and Discussion of Kingdom of Silence

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the Showtime documentary Kingdom of Silence prior to the virtual discussion. The link to view the film will be available until November 2, 2020.  P…

Play Jamal Khashoggi looks on during a press conference

August 11, 2020

A Conversation with Representative Ami Bera

Please join Representative Ami Bera as he discusses global cooperation during the era of COVID-19 and the geopolitical and humanitarian impacts of the pandemic.

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June 9, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
U.S.-Russia Relations: A Conversation with Sergey Ryabkov

Please join Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov as he discusses Russian foreign policy toward the United States and prospects for future cooperation.

Play Russian Deputy Foreign Minister sits at a table with Russian flag displayed

June 4, 2020

What to Do About... Series: U.S.-Iran Conflict: What Now?

Please join our panelists as they discuss current U.S. policy toward Iran and how the United States should approach the relationship moving forward.

Play U.S. and Iranian flag on a stage with a black backdrop while a staff member is removing the Iranian flag off the stage