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Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a review of the year's meetings, outreach, publications, and events. It also includes highlights from the Corporate Program, Council of Councils, CFR Campus, and Independent Task Force Program.

June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Podcast: Scene Setter for Planned December Election in Congo

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

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June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

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June 4, 2018

United States
The Trump Era Can't End Soon Enough

President Trump has abandoned previous U.S. administrations' respect for the rules-based order.

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April 23, 2018

United States
The Rise of Illiberal Democracies

Speakers discuss the growing trend toward populism around the world and the current global state of democracy.

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May 9, 2017

Global
A Path Forward: A Conversation With Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Experts present the findings of the 2016–2017 Council of Councils Report Card and discuss implications for global cooperation.

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November 16, 2016

United States
Is Reconciling the EU and U.S. Privacy Regimes Possible?

Experts present views on privacy in the European Union and the United States and identify areas of agreement and potential cooperation.

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July 25, 2016

United States
Disclosure of DNC Emails: Was Russia Making Up for the Fact It Got Caught?

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Identifying the responsible party for a cyber incident is always a challeng…

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