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September 23, 2022

United States
Why “Reforming” the United Nations Security Council is a Bad Idea

President Biden has embraced "reforms" of the United Nations Security Council that are impractical and would undermine U.S. interests.

September 12, 2022

China
Virtual Roundtable: Assessing China's Growth Prospects After the Twentieth National Congress

Michael Pettis, professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing and coauthor of Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy …

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August 9, 2022

Health Policy and Initiatives
Gun Violence, Public Health, and the Safer Communities Act

Vin Gupta, affiliate assistant professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington, and Jonas Oransky, legal director at Everytown for Gun Safety, discuss gun-related deaths as a pub…

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September 6, 2022

Cybersecurity
The Rocky Road to Cyber Norms at the United Nations

The UN cybersecurity working group has faced several challenges throughout its existence. In order to achieve meaningful progress on cyber norms, members must navigate major political crises and disc…

Members of the UN Security Council sit at a round table with a camera in the center.

May 11, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Strengthening Public Health Systems: From Global to Local

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world anything about public health, it is humility: the United States has as much to learn about public health practices from its foreign counterparts as they …

June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Abortion Law: Global Comparisons

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost fifty years. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare to that in th…

People hold signs in favor of abortion rights.

February 14, 2022

Health
Renewing America Series: Public Health as a Public Good—What's at Stake?

The COVID-19 pandemic amplified health disparities and renewed conversations about the limitations of current public health systems after decades of disinvestment. Panelists explore the idea of refra…

Play A man wearing a protective face mask walks near a mural promoting awareness of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 1, 2020.

September 15, 2022

United Nations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sits for a photograph at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

March 3, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Home and Abroad Public Forum: U.S.-Russia Relations

Panelists discuss the Russia-Ukraine crisis, U.S.-Russia relations, and implications for European security. This event is part of CFR’s Home and Abroad series, which explores issues at the nexus o…

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January 28, 2022

Defense and Security
U.S. National Security as Seen by Three Former National Security Advisors

U.S. national security advisors from the last three administrations reflect on their experiences and assess some of the principal challenges facing the United States today.

Play An American flag hangs from the side of the Pentagon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, on September 11, 2021, in Washington, DC.