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May 30, 2019

South Africa
Ramaphosa Inaugurated in South Africa, U.S. Sends Delegation

At a rugby stadium in Pretoria on May 25, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s fourth democratically elected president since 1994. The U.S. presidential delegation to the inauguration was headed by Kimberly A. Reed, the president of the Export-Import Bank.

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May 21, 2019

China
China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure investment effort in history. But is it also a plan to remake the global balance of power?

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May 15, 2006

Congresses and Parliaments
Iraq: The Way Forward--A Conversation with Senators Reed and Warner

When Senator Reed recently cosponsored a measure that threatens the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq if specific political criteria are not met, Senator Warner, Chairman of the Senate Armed Servic…

October 6, 2011

Afghanistan
HBO History Makers Series with Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of the United States and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command's premier military counterterrorism force, d…

October 6, 2011

Afghanistan
HBO History Makers Series with Stanley McChrystal

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations. Recent speakers in the se…

June 15, 2011

Lord Stanley’s Cup Meets Globalization

The Stanley Cup trophy. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters) Globalization meets hockey tonight at 8 PM when the Boston Bruins square off against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. A…

The Stanley Cup trophy is seen in the National Hockey League’s store in New York, April 15, 2009. The quest for the Stanley Cup begins tonight with the start of the NHL playoffs. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters)

September 23, 2004

United States
The currency strategist at Morgan Stanley might want to talk to the chief economist at Morgan Stanley

Steve Johnson’s market insight column in Thursday’s Financial Times keys off Morgan Stanley’s currency strategist Stephen Jen’s argument that "As long as Asia insists on staying inside this dollar ar…

April 2, 2019

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.

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March 7, 2019

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Lingering Specter of Nuclear War

Technological innovation and strategic competition appear to be increasing the risk of nuclear war. Mending the fraying international nuclear nonproliferation and arms control regimes should be a top…

A vehicle carrying a Russian Topol-M ICBM drives across Red Square in a Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 9, 2008.

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins CFR Board Member Laurence D. Fink to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and c…