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June 15, 2024

Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program
At the Community of Democracies Meeting, the Biden Administration Downgraded Its Support for Democracy

By sending an acting deputy assistant secretary of state to represent the United States at the recent Community of Democracies meeting that the United States chaired, the Biden administration showed …

June 11, 2024

United States
Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Political Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

Delegates cheer on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

June 5, 2024

Russia
Leslie H. Gelb Memorial Event: Common Sense and Strategy in Foreign Policy

David E. Sanger discusses U.S. rivalry with the other two great nuclear powers—Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia—the choices that lie ahead, and what is at stake for the United States an…

Play David E. Sanger speaking on stage.

June 4, 2024

Europe
Media Briefing: Biden in France, Future of Ukraine, and U.S.-Europe Relations

CFR experts discuss President Joe Biden's first state visit to France, U.S.-Europe relations, and the future of support to Ukraine.

Play French President Emmanuel Macron greets U.S. President Joe Biden during an official State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

June 4, 2024

Nigeria
A Second Coming?

Among a cross section of Nigerian Christians, support for former US President Donald Trump remains stubbornly strong.  

Former U.S. president Donald Trump prays with pastors

May 28, 2024

Trade
The Man Who Would Help Trump Upend the Global Economy

As a potential U.S. Treasury secretary, Robert Lighthizer has more than trade policy to revolutionize.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Donald Trump's 2020 Trade Policy Agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

May 9, 2024

Nigeria
Ethnonationalist Rumblings

Why seeming democratic progress has failed to staunch agitation for self-determination in Nigeria.

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu is pictured smiling at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria.

April 24, 2024

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO: Seventy-Five Years Later

This year NATO celebrates seventy-five years of collective defense, expanding from twelve founding members in 1949 to thirty-two today.  Panelists discuss the evolution of NATO as it has sought to…

Play A color guard from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) carries the NATO flag at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia and two other soldiers stand on either side.

April 23, 2024

Climate Change
Special Event: Dinner of Extinction—A Taste of Climate Action

The “Dinner of Extinction” will address the dangers the world faces due to climate change and rapidly deteriorating ecosystems. Sam Kass, former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutriti…

Play A female employee wearing a white shirt arranges pricetags at a vegetables work bench full of green leafy vegetables and red tomatoes.

April 19, 2024

Ukraine
Blueprints for Renewal: Reconstructing Ukraine

Panelists discuss global financial efforts to support the reconstruction of Ukraine and help rebuild the country’s infrastructure and economy following Russia’s military aggression. This meeting i…

Play A torn flag of Ukraine hung on a wire in front an apartment building destroyed during Ukraine-Russia conflict