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January 12, 2022

Israel
Israel, Iran, and the Archbishop of Canterbury

In recent weeks the Iran nuclear talks restarted, and the Archbishop of Canterbury delivered himself of a statement criticizing Israel's treatment of Christians. Herewith, comments on both matters. …

January 10, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
Humanitarian Crises Ranked as Top Risk to Global Stability This Year

The Joe Biden administration is confronting several acute humanitarian crises this year amid growing tensions with Russia, China, and Iran, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) fourte…

January 10, 2022

Ethiopia
Ethiopia Conflict Dynamics Shift as New U.S. Envoy Takes Over

The Biden administration is trying to capitalize on positive trends in Ethiopia as it transitions from Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, whose resignation was announced last week, to his successor, David Satterfield.

Silhouettes of a group of Ethiopian civilians are seen in front of a setting sun in the background.

January 10, 2022

United States
What Is Temporary Protected Status?

Temporary protected status has long been used as a humanitarian solution for migrants who are unable to return home safely, but efforts to end the program have reignited the debate around U.S. immigr…

National TPS Alliance supporters participate in a rally at the U.S. Capitol in September 2020.

January 10, 2022

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2022

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

A Taiwanese soldier peers out of a tank during the thirty-seventh annual Han Kuang military exercise in Tainan, Taiwan, on September 14, 2021.

January 6, 2022

Religion
Religion and Populism in the United States and Europe

The University of Birmingham's Jocelyne Cesari and Pembroke College, Oxford's Tobias Cremer discuss the relationship between religion and populism, and how this relationship is affecting the politics…

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Mitigating Drivers of Climate Migration in the Americas

Escalating climate change has resulted in more frequent extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and variable precipitation patterns across Latin America and the Caribbean. Today Central America,…

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.

December 17, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan discusses the Biden administration’s work over the first year in office to address the current and future challenges facing the United States.

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December 16, 2021

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Is Population Change a Problem?

Birth rates are booming in some countries and plummeting in others. Leading demographer Nicholas Eberstadt and Richard Haass analyze the most important trends and their consequences.

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