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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

Coronavirus
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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February 21, 2020

China
Which Countries Are the Top 5 Carbon Emitters?

The United States and China are responsible for more than 40% of global CO2 emissions. Which countries are the world’s biggest carbon polluters?

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January 23, 2020

Election 2020
9 Female Leaders Gaining Notice

There are currently 23 female world leaders worldwide. From Estonia's Kersti Kaljulaid to Ethiopia's Sahle-Work Zewde. Here are 9 female leaders gaining notice. Which country will be next?

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January 23, 2020

Japan
Why Japan Is Reassessing Its Military Power

Following World War II, Japan’s U.S.–imposed constitution renounced the use of offensive military force. But a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking tha…

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January 23, 2020

United States
The Threat of Deep Fakes

Deep fakes use machine-learning algorithms that take existing images and footage to doctor videos. Some experts worry that they could heighten disinformation and spark violence, war, or genocide. …

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August 18, 2016

Mexico
Mexico’s Drug War

Despite its booming economy, Mexico continues to struggle with alarmingly high levels of violence linked to drugs and organized crime. This video primer examines the crisis and explores policy option…

March 2, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and…

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