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Excerpt: Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

Read an excerpt of Iran: The Nuclear Challenge.

April 13, 2017

China
Hollywood and China’s Unequal Affair

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the first post in his three-part series on the relationship between Hollyw…

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March 14, 2016

Cybersecurity
The Chinese Government Has its Eye on the FBI-Apple Battle

Shadowing the standoff between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over access to an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers is the question: What will China do? …

A military delegate takes pictures with her iPhone ahead of the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 3, 2016. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters)

December 23, 2014

China
Where to Look for the Next Jack Ma?

Where to look for the next Jack Ma? This is a trillion dollar question. According to a document released by the State Council (China’s cabinet) last October, by 2020 the size of China’s health servic…

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December 4, 2014

China
Alisha Sud: China’s Investments in Brazil Spark Public Concern

Alisha Sud is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In October, Baidu, China’s top search engine, bought Peixe Urbano, Brazil’s largest internet marketplace for local comme…

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend the official photo session for the meeting of China and CELAC at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia July 17, 2014. Brazil hosts the meeting of China and Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS)

July 30, 2014

Wars and Conflict
South China Sea

OPERATOR: Excuse me, everyone. We now have our speakers in conference. Please be aware that each of your lines is in a listen-only mode. At the conclusion of the presentation, we will open the floor…

June 2, 2014

China
In the U.S. Response to Tiananmen, a Delicate Balance Between Geopolitics and Human Rights

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Brent Scowcroft of the Scowcroft Group and Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss the events from t…

June 2, 2014

China
25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Session One: The U.S. PerspectiveThis session will provide insight on the U.S. perspective and response to the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.Bren…

March 25, 2014

Trade
Wenchi Yu: President Ma’s Communications Problem

Wenchi Yu is a former U.S. Department of State official and an Asia Society and Project 2049 Institute fellow. Previously, she was a legislative assistant in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, and she grew u…

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou speaks during a news conference about protesters' occupation of Taiwan's legislature, at the Presidential Office in Taipei on March 23, 2014. (Minshen Li/Courtesy Reuters)

May 23, 2013

United States
Biotechnology: Innovations, Applications, and U.S. Competitiveness

Please join James C. Greenwood and Robert Langer for a discussion of recent advances in the biotechnology industry, areas of potential growth and application, and their significance for U.S. competit…