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April 12, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over the wall separating the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the West Bank.

March 31, 2021

Supply Chains
Global Supply Chains in the Era of COVID-19

Our panelists examine the vulnerabilities in global supply chains exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, resiliency options such as supplier diversification, reshoring critical industries, and stockpiling…

Play Close up of U.S. President Joe Biden holding a semiconductor chip as he speaks right before signing an executive order that addressed a global semiconductor chip shortage.

March 30, 2021

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Kristalina Georgieva

Ahead of the annual IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, please join IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva for a discussion of the economic outlook in the post-pandemic world and the actions need…

Play IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva arrives for a conference hosted by the Vatican on economic solidarity.

March 23, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
What Is the Kafala System?

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for …

Workers are seen in the Lusail National Stadium, which is under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

March 19, 2021

Niger
Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou Awarded Mo Ibrahim Prize for Excellence in African Leadership

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, set to step down after two terms as president, was last week awarded the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

A picture of Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou speaking before the UN General Assembly.

March 10, 2021

United States
Academic Webinar: The Role of the National Security Council

H. R. McMaster, Fouad and Michelle Ajami senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Bernard Susan Liautaud fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University, and former U.S. national sec…

Play The Situation Room.

March 2, 2021

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Lael Brainard

Lael Brainard of the Federal Reserve discusses the challenges facing U.S. economic recovery. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymak…

Play US Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard attends a "Fed Listens" event at the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC

February 18, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Future of U.S. Diplomacy

Panelists discuss how diplomacy can be used to advance U.S. interests, and the function and responsibilities of ambassadors and embassies abroad. 

Play Mexican US resident Roberto Márquez, places a United States national flag on the border wall next to Rio Grande river to demonstrate against the immigration policies of Donald Trump in the border between El Paso, US, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 6, 2019.

February 16, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: Domestic Terrorism Post-Insurrection

Panelists discuss the rise of domestic terrorism in the United States, and the threat of white supremacist organizations, QAnon, disinformation and fake news, and conspiracy groups following the Janu…

Play Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

February 16, 2021

Defense and Security
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses her new book, The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. In an unlikely showdown in northeastern Syria in 2014, an all-female militia faced of…

Play Sawoushka Ahmed, a Kurdish female fighter stands with a gun in the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2013. In northern Syria, the Kurdish population has largely observed a careful compromise with regime and rebel forces, fighting alongside neither, in return for security and semi-autonomy over majority Kurdish areas, but there have been reports in recent weeks of Kurdish fighters joining the battle with Syrian rebels in certain areas.