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June 22, 2022

Security Alliances
The G7, NATO, and the Future of the West

Rather than making democracy a litmus test, G7 and NATO leaders would gain more traction by focusing on the need for all countries to defend the fundamental rules of the international system grounded…

G7 leaders pose in front of their national flags for a family photo during a NATO summit on Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on March 24, 2022.

June 24, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Where Is the G7 Headed?

The Group of Seven (G7) serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but experts are increasingly questioning the group’s relevance.

G7 leaders pose for a group photo at the June 2021 summit in Cornwall, England.

April 27, 2022

Climate Change
Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk

Reflecting sunlight should be considered a potential stopgap for rising global temperatures, argues Stewart M. Patrick.

June 3, 2022

Climate Change
Term Member Virtual Meeting: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool the Planet

With the planet warming at an alarming pace, there are currently three main approaches to managing risks from the changing climate: reducing emissions, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, an…

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June 23, 2022

Foreign Aid
High-Stakes G7 and NATO Summits, Humanitarian Aid in Syria, and More

Summits of the Group of Seven (G7) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will kick off with discussions on critical issues including the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, and the climate crisis. Also…

Podcast A sign of the former G7 summit of 2015 is seen at a bench in front of the castle hotel Schloss Elmau, pictured in Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on March 10, 2022

April 27, 2022

Climate Change
To Reduce Growing Climate Dangers, the World Needs to Consider Sunlight Reflection

Nothing about the present climate crisis or its implications is natural. Perhaps how the world deals with a warming planet shouldn't be either.

The sun reflects off the water in a picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed on July 17, 2014.

January 21, 2020

Election 2020
A Conversation With Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick discusses his foreign policy views and priorities.

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April 14, 2022

Global Governance
Does the UN Risk Becoming a Second League of Nations?

The war in Ukraine marks the biggest test for the United Nations in three decades, but its failure is not inevitable, nor is it destined for irrelevance.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears on a large screen as he addresses the United Nations Security Council via video link during a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on April 5, 2022.

May 24, 2022

Climate Change
Solar Reflection and Reducing Climate Risk

Stewart M. Patrick, the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at CFR, explains climate intervention technique…

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December 24, 2019

Elections and Voting
Deval Patrick

CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…

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