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January 6, 2022

Global
A World of Mounting Disarray

Five years after the publication of A World in Disarray, the world is an even messier place with most trends heading in the wrong direction.

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen during the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021.

December 13, 2021

Supply Chains
What Happened to Supply Chains in 2021?

Pandemic-related disruptions threw a wrench into global supply chains this year, causing shortages of goods. Here’s how it happened.   

December 21, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Why One Man Can Ruin Turkey’s Economy

Did Erdogan break Turkish politics by empowering the presidency—or was it broken already?

December 21, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Why One Man Can Ruin Turkey’s Economy

Did Erdogan break Turkish politics by empowering the presidency—or was it broken already?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, April 16, 2017.

December 9, 2021

Fossil Fuels
To Tackle Climate Change, Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

As oil rigs and coal plants churn on, national emissions targets grow increasingly disingenuous and infeasible. To prevent the worst implications of the climate crisis, it is time to target the suppl…

The sun sets behind the chimneys of the Total Grandpuits oil refinery, southeast of Paris, France, March 1, 2021.

December 6, 2021

2021 in Review
Visualizing 2022: Trends to Watch

CFR experts highlight the most important trends they will be following in the coming years.

December 1, 2021

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

November 26, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Erdogan Has Never Been in This Much Trouble

Surrounded by rivals amid a collapsing economy, the Turkish president is facing the longest odds of his life. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a lectern. There are Turkish and AKP flags behind him.

November 23, 2021

Supply Chains
How to Fix Global Supply Chains for Good

Truck-driver shortages, “lean” inventories, and an overreliance on China plagued global supply chains long before the pandemic. Permanently addressing these and other issues will help the United Stat…

Containers are stacked at the Port of Long Beach, California, in November 2021.

November 17, 2021

Iran
Iran's Nuclear Choices and Ours

Although nuclear negotiations with Iran are resuming, the United States should plan for what comes next.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, German outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Joe Biden pose within a meeting about the JCPOA on the sidelines of the G20 of World Leaders Summit