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October 29, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo
Why Cobalt Mining in the DRC Needs Urgent Attention

Cobalt is an essential mineral used for batteries in electric cars, computers, and cell phones. Demand for cobalt is increasing as more electric cars are sold, particularly in Europe.

An artisanal miner carries raw ore at Tilwizembe, a former industrial copper-cobalt mine, outside of Kolwezi, the capital city of Lualaba Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 11, 2016

August 18, 2020

Conflict Prevention
Peace, Conflict, and COVID-19

The Center for Preventive Action has created this resource for those seeking information and analysis about the effects of COVID-19 on peace and conflict.

Three men wearing protective clothing and masks--two of whom have guns--stand guard in front of cars parked in the middle of a debris-ridden street during a twenty-four hour curfew in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 6, 2020.

August 4, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Over the decade since I began blogging at The Water’s Edge I have periodically recommended books to read and films to watch. I have also occasionally asked colleagues to recommend books and movies. G…

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June 5, 2020

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: June 5, 2020

U.S. semiconductor industry to lobby for billions in federal funding; the Cyberspace Solarium Commission adds COVID-19 annex to cyber recommendations; Social media platforms see increase in misinform…

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop.

May 7, 2020

Trade
Virtual Roundtable: Economic Recovery From the Coronavirus Pandemic: Building an Inclusive Trading System

Economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be aided by socially inclusive trading systems. Over 120 countries have agreed—through a 2017 World Trade Organization declaration—to ensure that …

Podcast

May 6, 2020

China
Foreign Affairs May/June 2020 Issue Launch Webinar: China's Coming Upheaval

In this virtual panel discussion, Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose and magazine contributors Minxin Pei and Elizabeth Economy discuss the May/June 2020 issue. The conversation is focused on China—g…

Play A woman wearing a protective mask is seen past a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping on a street as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Shanghai, China.

April 29, 2020

Climate Change
Foreign Affairs Live: Climate Change

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the May/June 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors David G. Victor and Rebecca Henderson. The authors focus on topics raised in their articles, includ…

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April 8, 2020

India
India’s Coronavirus Vulnerabilities and Response

Panelists discuss India’s vulnerabilities and response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Podcast A paramedic measures the temperature of a police officer in Ahmedabad, India during a 21-day nationwide lockdown, April 9, 2020.

October 25, 2019

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Tim Ryan Bows Out, Warren on Israel, and Geoengineering

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking in Hanover, New Hampshire, on October 24.

October 25, 2019

Turkey
U.S.-Turkey Relations: The Shifting Nature of Two NATO Allies

Panelists discuss Turkey’s domestic politics, its recent actions in northern Syria, and the shifting nature of U.S.-Turkish relations in the three years since the attempted July 2016 coup. LAIPSON…

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