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September 21, 2022

Russia
Does Putin’s Gamble Make Russia’s War in Ukraine More Dangerous?

Russia’s moves to mobilize thousands more troops and to annex more of Ukraine’s territory signal a new, potentially more dangerous phase of the war.

September 13, 2022

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

Play Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., August 22, 2022.

September 7, 2022

Mexico
Mexico’s Long War: Drugs, Crime, and the Cartels

Violence continues to rage more than a decade after the Mexican government launched a war against drug cartels.

A Mexican Army expert shows crystal meth paste at a clandestine laboratory in Tecate, Mexico.

September 6, 2022

Ukraine
World Update: A Town Hall Meeting

CFR fellows discuss recent developments around the world, including the ongoing war in Ukraine, tensions with China over Taiwan, the future of U.S. relations with the Middle East and Latin America, a…

Play A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues

August 22, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

September 27, 2022

Afghanistan War
The U.S. War in Afghanistan

The Taliban surged back to power two decades after U.S.-led forces toppled their regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

August 22, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Yemen’s Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering

Yemen’s internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an intractable political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

Five Houthis ride atop a military vehicle.

September 13, 2022

European Union
The Russia-Ukraine War and Europe’s Energy Bind

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led European governments to propose bans on Russian oil and gas, but rising energy costs and a lack of alternatives are undermining the effort. Here’s how Europe has …

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August 31, 2022

Russia
Gorbachev: Conflicted Catalyst of Cold War’s End

Mikhail Gorbachev will be remembered in the West for laying the basis for more constructive relations to ease the end of the Cold War, but vilified in Russia for speeding the Soviet Union’s demise.

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, wearing a coat and hat, waves during the May 1 parade in Moscow’s Red Square in 1991.

July 20, 2022

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.