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November 22, 2022

U.S. Congress
2022 U.S. Midterm Elections, With Daniel Silverberg and Christopher Tuttle

Daniel Silverberg, managing director at global strategy firm Capstone and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Christopher Tuttle, senior fellow and director of the Re…

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November 18, 2022

Economics
Is Industrial Policy Making a Comeback?

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of China have prompted renewed debate about the U.S. government’s role in shaping the economy.

Workers assemble Ford vehicles at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois.

November 18, 2022

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.

November 11, 2022

United States
Was It Worth It?

Dan asks a question that everyone who has ever signed up for military service has likely asked: was it worth it? His answer is worth reading. 

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November 8, 2022

Nuclear Weapons
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: The Future of Nuclear Weapons

Steven K. Pifer, affiliate of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, professor of theology emerita and president emerita at Chicago …

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November 7, 2022

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

This special event is being held to honor the memory of Leslie H. Gelb, CFR’s president from 1993 to 2003 and a dedicated member for forty-six years, who died on August 31, 2019. Gelb modernized the …

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October 28, 2022

United Kingdom
The Prime Minister’s Inbox: The United Kingdom and the Challenges Ahead

Following the resignation of Liz Truss and selection of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, panelists discuss the economic and political challenges facing the United Kingdom (UK), including calls for a gener…

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October 28, 2022

Iran
An Inside Look at Iran

Panelists discuss recent developments in Iran, including the ongoing protests and the government’s response, the future of the current regime, the country’s nuclear program, and how these factors inf…

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October 28, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Nonstate Warfare: The Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militias

Teaching Notes for Toxic Politics, authored by CFR Senior Fellow Yanzhong Huang, discuss how China’s environmental crisis is undermining public health and becoming an Achilles heel in its reemergence as a global power.

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October 26, 2022

Asia
Recap of the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Panelists discuss what we learned from the twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.   MCMAHON: Hello, everybody. Welcome to the CFR virtual briefing, obviously, where we’ll b…

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