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January 5, 2021

Political History and Theory
The Council on Foreign Relations at 100: The History

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since its inception in 1921, the Council has been guided by an unwavering set of core principles: independence, nonpartisanship, …

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June 12, 2020

Election 2020
How to Vote During a Pandemic

As countries consider how and when to vote in the coming months, here's what experts recommend for holding safe and secure elections during the coronavirus pandemic.

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October 7, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Europe’s Migrant Crisis: Three Things to Know

The challenge of handling the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe requires a far more robust global response, says CFR’s Edward Alden.

January 26, 2016

Arctic
Video: The Emerging Arctic

The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whethe…

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June 1, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria’s New President: Three Things to Know

The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR’s John Campbell in this video explainer.

May 4, 2015

Global
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Three Things to Know

Members of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gathering in New York must recommit to reducing their arsenals and address new proliferation challenges, explains CFR’s Adam Mount.

April 28, 2015

United States
Cybersecurity Debate: Three Things to Know

The White House and Congress have several differences to reconcile on cybersecurity legislation, explains CFR’s Robert Knake.

August 18, 2016

Mexico
Mexico’s Drug War

Despite its booming economy, Mexico continues to struggle with alarmingly high levels of violence linked to drugs and organized crime. This video primer examines the crisis and explores policy option…

March 21, 2012

International Organizations
Video Brief: United Nations

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…

July 11, 2011

Syria
Syria’s ’National Dialogue’ Lacks Credibility

Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations argues that the national dialogue convened by the Syrian government lacks credibility, and raises question…