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May 29, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
Oil and National Security: U.S.-Middle East Relations

Steven Cook discusses the modern history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and how economic interests, including secure access to oil reserves, continue to influence U.S. priorities in the regio…

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May 8, 2024

In Economic Security, Trade-Offs Abound

Policymakers face complex cost-benefit considerations when intervening in the market to mitigate perceived risks, from climate change to competition with China.

(L-R) European Council President Charles Michel, Italy's Primer Minister Giorgia Meloni, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pose for the family photo during a visit to the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island as part of the G7 Leaders' Summit, on May 19, 2023.

February 26, 2024

United Nations
The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but it faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first-century challenges.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the Security Council via video amid Russia’s war.

April 10, 2024

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Academic Webinar: Global Health Security and Diplomacy

Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at CFR, and Rebecca Katz, professor and director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, lead the conversation o…

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March 14, 2024

Election 2024
A Conversation With Former National Security Advisors

Four former National Security Advisors discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the United States and how these vital issues should be addressed in the upcoming presidential election.

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April 1, 2024

United States
In the Age of AI, Personal Data Security Is National Security

The United States’ commodified data market is creating increasing national security threats that federal authorities are currently incapable of meeting; the problem will only increase as AI advances…

WUHU, CHINA - AUGUST 11: Chery Automobile Co. vehicles wait for shipment at a port on August 11, 2023 in Wuhu, Anhui Province of China.

June 7, 2024

Election 2024
Election 2024: Joe Biden Makes the Case for Allies and Alliances

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: President Joe Biden spoke with Time magazine about the importance of alliances to U.S. security.

U.S. President Joe Biden visits the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument

February 28, 2024

Renewable Energy
Academic Webinar: Energy Security

Meghan L. O’Sullivan, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Jeane Kirkpatrick professor of the practice of international affairs at Harvard University, leads the…

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November 17, 2023

Outcomes of the November U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue

During November's 2+2 dialogue, India and the United States took steps to reaffirm their partnership.

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh gestures to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they leave the 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi.

June 13, 2024

China’s Stockpiling and Mobilization Measures for Competition and Conflict

Hearing co-chairs Commissioner Cliff Sims and Vice Chair Reva Price, Commission members, and staff, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I commend the Commission for calling a h…

Zongyuan Zoe Liu testifies before the USCC on China's self-sufficiency, stockpiling, and sanctions preparedness