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July 13, 2022

United States
How U.S. Gun Policies Compare With the World’s

The debate over gun laws has raged in Washington for decades, often reigniting after high-profile mass shootings. In mid-2022, Congress passed a rare, compromise gun control bill, but critics say it …

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May 11, 2022

United States
How Has the U.S. Refugee System Changed Over Time?

Since the creation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in 1980, more than three million refugees have been accepted into the country. Until recently, the United States was the world’s top country …

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February 16, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Where Has COVID-19 Contact Tracing Worked?

As part of global efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, health officials have tried a variety of contact-tracing strategies in countries around the world. Some have been success stories;…

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December 14, 2021

2021 in Review
We Are the Council on Foreign Relations

For one hundred years, CFR has been examining the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day through its events, books, podcasts, educational products, Foreign Affairs magazine, and award-winning…

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November 3, 2021

Space
A New Age of Space Defense

A handful of countries including China and Russia are breaking new ground in developing space weapons. Does that mean the world is headed for an arms race in space?

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June 11, 2021

Yemen
What’s Causing a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen?

A civil war, demolished infrastructure, and millions of people at risk of starvation. Here’s why Yemen’s is considered the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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January 5, 2021

Political History and Theory
The Council on Foreign Relations at 100: The History

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since its inception in 1921, the Council has been guided by an unwavering set of core principles: independence, nonpartisanship, …

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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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July 27, 2020

COVID-19
The COVID-19 Risk for Refugees

COVID-19 has spread across nearly every country in the world, disproportionally infecting and killing the vulnerable. Densely populated refugee camps with limited access to medical care are one of th…

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May 15, 2020

Energy and Environment
The True Cost of Cheap Clothes

Fast fashion has become a multibillion-dollar industry in recent decades, reshaping the world’s shopping habits. But the industry’s low prices disguise a staggering environmental cost.

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