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December 16, 2020

2020 in Review
The Council in 2020: Year in Review

A global pandemic, elections, civil unrest, and much more. The year 2020 was like no other. Take a look back at how the Council on Foreign Relations brought together renowned experts and leaders to u…

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January 23, 2020

Election 2020
9 Female Leaders Gaining Notice

There are currently 23 female world leaders worldwide. From Estonia's Kersti Kaljulaid to Ethiopia's Sahle-Work Zewde. Here are 9 female leaders gaining notice. Which country will be next?

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December 17, 2019

United States
The Year in CFR Events

Take a look back at 2019’s most pressing current events and the experts and renowned guests who came to CFR, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to disc…

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January 24, 2017

Islamic State
How to Confront the Islamic State?

The next president of the United States will face tough decisions, including whether to commit significant ground forces, how much to support the Kurds, and what to do about Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. …

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June 1, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria’s New President: Three Things to Know

The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR’s John Campbell in this video explainer.

July 7, 2015

Global
The BRICS: Three Things to Know

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (known as the "BRICS") are forming multilateral bodies intended to reduce Western influence over the global financial system, explains CFR’s Stewart Pat…

March 12, 2015

Global
Russia’s Ouster From the G8: Three Things to Know

Western leaders’ ejection of Russia from the Group of Eight eliminates a "longstanding irritant" for the G7, but it will not likely influence Putin’s strategic calculations, says CFR’s Stewart M. Pat…

August 19, 2014

Iraq
Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq: Three Things to Know

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is likely to deepen until leaders in Baghdad can form an inclusive government and defeat jihadist fighters on the battlefield, explains CFR’s Isobel Coleman.

September 29, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ebola and West Africa: Three Things to Know

A greater international response is required to help West African governments overcome major logistical challenges in responding to Ebola, says CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell.

May 9, 2014

Asia
China’s Maritime Disputes: Preventive Measures

Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts d…