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September 19, 2022

Brazil
Brazil’s Global Ambitions

Brazil has long sought a greater role on the world stage, but political upheaval and other enduring challenges have complicated its efforts.

President Jair Bolsonaro attends Brazil’s National Flag Day celebration.

September 29, 2022

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico: A U.S. Territory in Crisis

The Caribbean island, which shares a close yet fraught relationship with the rest of the United States, faces a multilayered economic and social crisis rooted in long-standing policy and compounded b…

A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Puerto Rico.

August 24, 2022

Brazil
Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon Has Reached a Record High. What’s Being Done?

Scientists say the rain forest is approaching a critical tipping point at which the damage is irreversible.

September 9, 2022

Haiti
Haiti’s Troubled Path to Development

Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.

Two men overlook Port-au-Prince in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake of 2010.

July 14, 2022

United States
Webb is a Reminder of America’s Technical Prowess in Future Global Competition and Cooperation

This major space success will attract the talent the U.S. needs to maintain technical preeminence, shows the difficulty others may have in kicking America out of first place, and demonstrates the ben…

The first full-color image from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

March 29, 2022

Global
CFR Term Member Spotlight Series: Nishant Roy

Let us introduce a new series we are launching to spotlight individuals within the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program. Drawing on the enormous amount of talent and expertise within the Council’s T…

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May 27, 2022

Americas
What’s at Stake for Biden at the 2022 Summit of the Americas

With the United States hosting the regional meeting for the first time since 1994, all eyes are on how President Biden will navigate growing divisions over democracy, migration, and other issues.

September 12, 2022

China
Virtual Roundtable: Assessing China's Growth Prospects After the Twentieth National Congress

Michael Pettis, professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing and coauthor of Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy …

Play An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China September 7, 2018.

May 17, 2022

Colombia
Colombia’s 2022 Presidential Election: What to Know

Colombia’s election could deliver the country’s first left-wing president, an outcome with the potential to transform Bogota’s approaches to economic policy, peace negotiations, and foreign relations…

May 4, 2022

El Salvador
Why Has Gang Violence Spiked in El Salvador?

El Salvador’s homicide rate plummeted in recent years, but a spate of killings has drawn attention to President Nayib Bukele’s controversial approach to tackling gang violence.