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September 18, 2020

Nigeria
Boko Haram Arms Stockpiling Indicates Long-Term Threat

States and organizations that contribute troops, military equipment, money, and political support for ongoing efforts to counter Boko Haram need to reassess their current approaches to combatting the threat. The United States has an important role to play

Burned out military vehicle, with tires removed, stands on a road in Nigeria, with soldiers looking on.

July 1, 2020

Political History and Theory
Living in History

Whether you think we are making history or repeating it, it’s safe to say we are living in a historic time. In this episode, Why It Matters asks three historians to weigh in on how to use the past to…

Podcast Hong Kong protester reads book while sitting

December 10, 2020

Coronavirus
A Conversation With Robert Redfield

Dr. Robert Redfield discusses the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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February 20, 2019

Arab Spring
False Dawn

Teaching Notes for False Dawn, written by Steven A. Cook, in which he examines why Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Turkey did not transition to democracy and explains how and why Middle East uprisings didn't succeed.

False Dawn

June 11, 2020

Lessons From History Series: Learning From Past Pandemics

Please join our panelists for a discussion on the lessons medical professionals and policymakers have learned in combating past pandemics and how such lessons can be applied in the fight against COVI…

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November 1, 2017

United States
VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for the VICE Special Report from HBO based on the book A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard Haass.

VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

June 18, 2019

Politics and Government
Defense and Emerging Technology: A Conversation with Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Ernst discusses the importance of advancing U.S. defense technology to counter the emerging capabilities of China and Russia, and how threats resulting from advanced technology are influencin…

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January 29, 2019

France
The Future of France: Growing Discontent and the Yellow Vests Movement

In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it m…

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January 30, 2019

Health
The Growing Global Cancer Divide

In advance of World Cancer Day, speakers discuss developments in cancer treatment and prevention, and the prospects for closing the global cancer divide. 

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October 30, 2018

Global
The Rise of Global Populism

Panelists discuss the recent rise to prominence of populist parties around the world, the policy priorities of populist leaders, and the consequences for international relations and cooperation.

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