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June 3, 2024

U.S. Foreign Policy
It Is Time to Renew America’s Purpose in the Middle East, Writes Steven A. Cook in New Book

As the Israel-Hamas war continues and U.S. policymakers seek to contain the conflict and deter Iran, Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) writes in a timely and important new book…

June 12, 2024

Latin America
Latin America’s Big Opportunity

Over the last three decades, economic growth in Central Europe, East and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa has outpaced growth in Latin America, where most economies have actually …

An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of the Soquimich lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, January 10, 2013.

June 12, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series: The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East by Steven Cook

In The End of Ambition, Steven A. Cook boldly claims that despite setbacks and moral costs, the United States has had a record of success in the Middle East. Yet, beginning in the 1990s, those achiev…

Play Steven Cook speaks on CFR stage.

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

May 28, 2024

Guatemala
Latin America’s Demographic Opportunity Plus Arévalo’s First Four Months

Latin America’s openness to migration may offset downsides of aging populations; Arévalo’s reform agenda for Guatemala inches forward, but roadblocks are multiplying.

A woman holding a baby in Santiago, Chile, September 4, 2022.

May 21, 2024

Defense and Security
America’s New Cold Wars, With David Sanger

David Sanger, the White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the post-Cold War ended and why the new era of geopolitical ri…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing, China, on May 16, 2024.

May 23, 2024

United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: America’s New Cold Wars

The post-Cold War era is over and a dangerous new era of great power competition has begun.

Xi and Putin as viewed walking on a red carpet.

May 2, 2024

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
World Press Freedom Day 2024: Mounting Threats, Renewed Purpose

In this special episode to mark World Press Freedom Day, Jeffrey Gedmin, cofounder and editor-in-chief of American Purpose and former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, joins Robert McMaho…

Podcast Stock photo of a war journalist with digital camera in action.

April 30, 2024

Sustainable Development Goals (UN)
Renewed Efforts are Urgently Needed to Fight Increase in Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Without accelerated efforts, there is no chance of getting anywhere close to eliminating FGM/C by 2030. 

Women from the Samburu tribe who escaped from gender based violence play with their children outside a traditional mud dwelling known as Manyatta at the Umoja village where men are restricted, in Samburu near Archers Post in the northern Samburu County, Kenya.

March 4, 2024

United States
A Self-Absorbed America Means Disorder for the World

The dam holding back chaos in U.S. foreign policy is cracking.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump gather on the street with Trump flags, ahead of Super Tuesday, in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.