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October 26, 2022

Asia
Recap of the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Panelists discuss what we learned from the twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.   MCMAHON: Hello, everybody. Welcome to the CFR virtual briefing, obviously, where we’ll b…

Play Xi Jinping waves in front of the flag of the Communist Party of China

November 1, 2022

China
China’s Latest National Infrastructure Project Spotlights Computing Capabilities

A new computing project in China aims to reorient the country's data processing capabilities while jumpstarting lagging growth in interior provinces and meeting increasingly demanding environmental r…

A map of China overlaid against a background of ones and zeros.

November 4, 2022

United Nations
Women This Week: United Nations’ Spotlight on Ongoing Protests in Iran

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 29 to November 4.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield speaks with actor and activist Nazanin Boniadi before a UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting focused on the ongoing protests in Iran, hosted by the United States and Albania, at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 2, 2022.

October 11, 2022

China
China’s 20th National Party Congress, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party’s upcoming 20th National Congress means for Chin…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

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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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 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.

November 9, 2022

West Africa
Climate Change and Conflict in the Sahel

The African countries of the Sahel stand to be among the most affected by climate change. To help mitigate its effects, Beza Tesfaye argues that the United States should partner with civil society groups and expand climate adaptation and financing efforts.

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.

November 16, 2022

Globalization
The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter

Teaching Notes for Toxic Politics, authored by CFR Senior Fellow Yanzhong Huang, discuss how China’s environmental crisis is undermining public health and becoming an Achilles heel in its reemergence as a global power.

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