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May 13, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

The President's Inbox (TPI) has produced more than two hundred episodes since it debuted in November 2016. The topics covered have ranged from Afghanistan to China to human rights to Russia to the ro…

Resolute desk

April 27, 2021

Coronavirus
The States and Reopening Under COVID-19: Why We Need North American Cooperation

This post is coauthored by Laurie Trautman, the director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Edward Alden, …

Peace Arch Historical State Park

April 19, 2021

Defense and Security
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event With Stephen Biddle

Stephen Biddle discusses his new book, Nonstate Warfare, a comprehensive account of combat methods and military rationale which offers a new understanding for wartime military behavior of armed nonst…

Play US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment of US army's 4th Infantry Division salute

April 7, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Guerillas, Warlords, and Militias Fight More Like State Armies, Warns Stephen Biddle

While nonstate fighters are expected to wage war with suicide vests, assassinations, and roadside bombs, this assumption “can lead to defense policy choices that leave Western states ill-prepared for…

April 6, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Nonstate Warfare

Stephen Biddle explains how nonstate military strategies overturn traditional perspectives on warfare.

March 29, 2021

Global
Women’s Power Index

Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

March 26, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Biden-Harris Should Lead on Women’s Rights and Help End Syrian Conflict

Including the SDF-held Northeast in the UN peace talks would be a way to accomplish both.

Female YPJ fighters celebrate Newroz with civilian women in Qamishli, Syria in 2016.

March 17, 2021

Climate Change
An Internationalism that Protects: Why We Need to Reboot the Baruch Plan for Geoengineering

New planet-changing geoengineering technology is available to help humanity combat an existential security threat. However, like atomic fission, this technology is not to be jumped at without caution…

The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed on July 17, 2014.

March 12, 2021

China
Council Special Report: The United States, China, and Taiwan—A Strategy to Prevent War

In the Council Special Report The United States, China, and Taiwan: A Strategy to Prevent War, authors Ambassador Robert Blackwill and Philip Zelikow warn that “Taiwan is becoming the most dangerous …

Play Council Special Report: The United States, China, and Taiwan—A Strategy to Prevent War

March 11, 2021

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
David A. Morse Lecture With Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discusses the NATO 2030 initiative and his vision to strengthen and modernize the transatlantic alliance. The David A. Morse Lecture was inaugurated in 1994…

Play NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg video conference on security and defence and on the EU's Southern Neighborhood in Brussels