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April 27, 2022

Climate Change
Sunlight Reflection Should Be Part of the Arsenal to Combat Climate Change, Argues New CFR Report

“For too long, the topic of sunlight reflection has been a third rail of climate change discourse, limiting both basic research and diplomatic discussion. That situation is starting to change as the …

April 19, 2022

Democracy
Yascha Mounk Charts Optimistic Vision for Diverse Democracies in New CFR Book 

“The Founding Fathers of the United States embarked on a great experiment in modern democracy when they set up a self-governing republic at a time when similar undertakings had miserably failed in ev…

February 3, 2022

China
China’s Mixed COVID Record Offers Opportunities for U.S. Global Health Leadership, Says New CFR Report

As China prepares to host the Winter Olympics, its management of the COVID-19 virus is under the microscope. Despite its relative success early in the pandemic, China now appears to be stumbling. “Ch…

February 1, 2022

Economics
In New Book, Sebastian Mallaby Reveals How Venture Capitalists Drive Innovation and the Global Economy

Most attempts at discovering the next big innovation fail, but some succeed at such a scale that they more than make up for the setbacks. This extreme ratio of success and failure is the “power law” …

January 10, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
Humanitarian Crises Ranked as Top Risk to Global Stability This Year

The Joe Biden administration is confronting several acute humanitarian crises this year amid growing tensions with Russia, China, and Iran, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) fourte…

January 11, 2022

China
Xi Jinping Envisions a China-Centric World Order, Argues Elizabeth C. Economy in New CFR Book

“Xi [Jinping]’s ambition, as his words and deeds over the past decade suggest, is to reorder the world order,” writes China expert Elizabeth C. Economy. In The World According to China, she argues th…

June 15, 2021

News Release
CFR to Welcome New Fellows on China, India, and Defense Policy

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will welcome three new fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program: Ian Johnson, Manjari Chatterjee Miller, and Lauren Kahn. Ian Johnson will become the…

October 29, 2021

News Release
Martin Indyk Examines Henry Kissinger’s Deft Middle East Diplomacy, in CFR Book

To understand the arc of American diplomatic influence in the Middle East, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Distinguished Fellow Martin S. Indyk returns to the origins of the American-led peace pro…

April 2, 2021

Economics
Justin Muzinich Joins CFR as Distinguished Fellow

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes Justin Muzinich, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program as a distinguished fellow. At CFR…

April 6, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Guerillas, Warlords, and Militias Fight More Like State Armies, Warns Stephen Biddle

While nonstate fighters are expected to wage war with suicide vests, assassinations, and roadside bombs, this assumption “can lead to defense policy choices that leave Western states ill-prepared for…