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April 18, 2024

European Union
Trends in International Trade: A Conversation With Valdis Dombrovskis

The European Commission’s Executive Vice President and Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis, discusses the trends and shocks affecting international trade, the value-added of multilateralism, a…

Play Portrait of Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis with American and European Union's flags in the background.

April 15, 2024

RealEcon
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Global Trade Leadership

Under Biden and Trump, the U.S. has broken from its long-standing free trade policy. CFR trade experts assess whether the rules-based trading system is worth saving.

A logo is seen at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2022.

April 1, 2024

Trade
U.S. Trade Policy Is at a Crossroads

Biden’s trade agenda is trying to tackle climate change, domestic jobs, and great power competition, but trade-offs are inevitable. A clear vision on priorities is essential. 

BRADDOCK, PENNSYLVANIA - MARCH 20: A general view of the exterior of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thompson Works, on March 20, 2024 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Nippon Steel has said that it would relocate its U.S. headquarters from Houston to Pittsburgh, where U.S. Steel (X.N) is located, if their acquisition deal goes through.

April 1, 2024

RealEcon
Policymaking Is All About Trade-Offs

In crafting a new international economic policy that works for Americans and advances U.S. interests, policymakers will have to weigh multiple trade-offs.

San Diego, California, USA - October 8, 2015: British Airways Boeing 777 flying over crowded freeway to land at Lindberg Field San Diego International Airport.

March 28, 2024

Defense and Security
Open to Debate: Should Congress Stop Funding the War in Ukraine?

In a collaboration between CFR and Open to Debate, panelists debate whether or not Congress should stop funding the war in Ukraine. Open to Debate is the nation’s only nonpartisan, debate-driven m…

Play Presider and speaker of an Open to Debate event on the CFR stage with an image of Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the background

April 2, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The War in Gaza, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the conflict in the Gaza Strip, the prospects fo…

Podcast Palestinians inspect damage at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, on April 1, 2024, after Israeli troops withdrew.

April 3, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
The President’s Inbox Recap: The War in Gaza

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of Hamas's attack on Israel.

Two Israeli military vehicles as viewed driving on a road.

April 10, 2024

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Military is Facing Defeat Amid Civil War

Myanmar’s military faced a significant loss in the town of Myawaddy, bordering Thailand, this week.

Soldiers stand in a ditch wearing fatigues

April 11, 2024

Sudan
Congress’s Urgent Agenda, Sudan’s Year of War, Ecuador-Mexico Embassy Fray, and More

Congress returns from recess and grapples with contentious agenda items, including reauthorization of a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and a Ukraine aid package; Sudan enters a …

Podcast Sudanese security forces patrol in a commercial district in Gedaref city in eastern Sudan on April 3, 2024.

February 12, 2024

Russia
What Tucker Carlson’s Putin Interview Means for the War in Ukraine

In last week’s rare interview with a Western media figure, Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to combine a more reasonable tone with endless reminders of why Western governments think he’s not re…

Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. television host Tucker Carlson in Moscow.