October 19, 2020Disasters
Disaster preparedness is hard, expensive, time-consuming and often thankless work. Failure to invest in it can be catastrophic, however.
October 12, 2020Coronavirus
The fallout from COVID-19 demonstrates that pandemics have broader economic, political and security implications that require multilateral attention.
October 8, 2020News Release
“The United States and the world were caught unprepared by the COVID-19 pandemic despite decades of warnings of the threat of global pandemics and years of international planning,” asserts a new bipa…
October 8, 2020Coronavirus
Future pandemics are inevitable. This CFR Task Force Report examines the lessons of COVID-19, and explains how the United States, and the world, can do better.
October 7, 2020Coronavirus
The United States must finally translate its longstanding rhetoric about pandemic preparedness into concrete action.
September 28, 2020Diplomacy and International Institutions
Recent surveys reveal robust global and U.S. support for international cooperation and the United Nations, but also document stark partisan differences in America.
September 22, 2020United Nations
President Trump's virtual address to the UN General Assembly was shallow, unpersuasive, and exaggerated his domestic and international achievements.
September 21, 2020United Nations
Broad-brush critiques of the United Nations often gloss over the distinct institutional components of the UN system and the geopolitical realities it has to work in.
September 14, 2020United Nations General Assembly
Despite limitations, the UN will still sponsor a few notable events and initiatives at this year’s General Assembly, but do not expect any breakthroughs.