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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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February 21, 2020

China
Which Countries Are the Top 5 Carbon Emitters?

The United States and China are responsible for more than 40% of global CO2 emissions. Which countries are the world’s biggest carbon polluters?

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January 21, 2020

Election 2020
What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are booming. But what are they? And how can the United States prepare for the future this shift in technologies will bring?

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December 6, 2019

Election 2020
Who Pays for Tariffs?

Who wins and who loses in the back and forth on tariffs? CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil breaks down the ongoing tariff battle between the United States and China.

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January 23, 2020

United States
Which Countries Have the Highest Voter Turnout?

At 56%, voter turnout in the United States trails most developed countries. Here's where voter turnout is highest—and what countries have done to increase participation.

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April 24, 2019

North Korea
"Denuclearization" in North Korea

The United States and North Korea understand the word “denuclearization” differently. Learn why there is little hope for peace until they can agree on a common meaning in this video from the Council …

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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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January 31, 2020

Election 2020
What’s the Purpose of Foreign Aid?

Many Americans question whether the $50 billion the United States spends annually on foreign aid is worth it. CFR breaks down how much of the U.S. budget goes toward foreign assistance and how this m…

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June 7, 2011

Afghanistan
Education Key to Building Afghan Security Forces’ Capacity

Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, head of NATO training efforts in Afghanistan, says 9 out of 10 Afghan security recruits are illiterate, and emphasizes the education role that has become a major compone…

April 8, 2016

Kurds
Video: The Time of the Kurds

Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achievi…

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