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September 19, 2018

South Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un acknowledge the audience at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea South Korea's Leader Makes Bold Effort to Enhance the Prospects for Peace

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has had more success than many expected in Pyongyang for his third summit with North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un.

September 18, 2018

United States
U.S. Housing-Market Trends Suggest Recession Around Election Time, 2020 U.S. Housing-Market Trends Suggest Recession Around Election Time, 2020

Ten years ago, in September 2008, plunging home prices pushed Lehman Brothers into bankruptcy, fueling a financial crisis that sent the United States, and much of the world, into a deep recession…

September 14, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Tribute in Light installation in New York City Seventeen Years After 9/11 and Still Vulnerable to Strategic Surprise

The United States still does not have an effective strategic foresight system to assess and mitigate geopolitical risks. 

September 14, 2018

Afghanistan
Zalmay Khalilzad at United Nations headquarters in 2008 Overcoming the Prisoner’s Dilemma to Reach Peace in Afghanistan

Furthering the peace process in Afghanistan will require overcoming a quintessential prisoner’s dilemma between the core parties to the conflict. 

September 14, 2018

Renewable Energy
Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012. Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and…

September 13, 2018

China
Pigs-African-Swine-Flu-China Outbreak of African Swine Flu in China Is One of Many

With 700 million pigs, China has about half of the world’s swine population, which makes up their primary source of protein. African Swine Flu is almost 100 percent fatal to pigs, is highly infectious, and there is no vaccination against it.

September 13, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Chadian soldiers take a break during Operation Flintlock, U.S.-led military exercises, in Diffa, Niger. The Risks of Reducing U.S. Special Operations in Africa

The Pentagon plans to withdraw its special operations forces in Africa, but major cutbacks could threaten recent efforts to counter terrorism threats across the region.

September 11, 2018

China
The Third Revolution Teaching Notes by Liz Economy The Third Revolution

Teaching Notes for The Third Revolution, written by Elizabeth Economy, in which she reveals Xi Jinping's new China model and discusses how other countries should approach this complex and powerful country.

September 11, 2018

Health
Pregnant patient Angelica Martinez is checked by a doctor at a health program in Caracas. New, Affordable Technology is Improving Women's Health Access

Just as the mobile phone and solar energy have allowed developing nations to leap-frog into more advanced stages of technology, advances in medical technology can provide easy access to maternal and …

September 4, 2018

India
India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (L) speaks as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis looks on during a joint news conference in New Delhi, India September 26, 2017. Background Brief: Meet the U.S.-India “2+2”

The upcoming U.S.-India "2+2" dialogue marks a new configuration for an existing dialogue begun in the Barack Obama administration. Here's how the consultation has evolved.