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February 26, 2019

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.

February 8, 2019

Yemen
Global Conflict This Week: Negotiating a Truce in Yemen

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

A man walks at the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Sana'a

February 6, 2019

Iran
Iran’s Internal Challenges and Domestic Politics

Panelists discuss the political and economic challenges facing Iran internally, including the recent protests and the pressure to deliver economic development under the stress of sanctions.

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February 6, 2019

International Organizations
How Not to Choose a World Bank President

President Trump has nominated David Malpass to be the next World Bank president. A more transparent process is needed in selecting the institution's head. 

President Donald J. Trump nominates David Malpass to be president of the World Bank.

January 29, 2019

France
The Future of France: Growing Discontent and the Yellow Vests Movement

In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it m…

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January 18, 2019

Media
Countering Disinformation and Building Trust With News Consumers

Joan Donovan, director of the technology and social change research project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center; Amy S. Mitchell, director of journalism research at the Pew Research Ce…

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January 17, 2019

China
Will China’s Currency Hit a Wall?

Worry about China’s slowing economy in 2019, not its balance of payments…

Will China’s Currency Hit a Wall?

January 7, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Ebola Virus

Endemic to the African tropics, the Ebola virus has killed thousands in recent years, putting the World Health Organization and major donor countries in the limelight as they’ve grappled with how to …

A health-care worker stands next to a cross during the funeral of a person suspected of dying of Ebola in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 3, 2019

United States
Conflicts to Watch in 2019

Paul Stares joins Jim Lindsay to forecast the conflicts of 2019.

Podcast A sailor inspects atop an FA-18 hornet fighter jet during a routine training aboard US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China sea on April 10, 2018.

December 28, 2018

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2018

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2018 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

Kofi Annan addresses a news conference UN headquarters in New York, 1997. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.