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July 6, 2022

Saudi Arabia
CFR Report Outlines a New U.S. Strategic Compact With Saudi Arabia

As President Joe Biden prepares for his mid-July trip to Saudi Arabia, “the time has come for the United States and Saudi Arabia to secure the future of their relationship by attempting to achieve a …

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 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…

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…

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…

September 1, 2021

Climate Change
To Fight Climate Change, Countries Must Both Mitigate and Adapt, Argues Alice Hill in New Book

The pandemic has provided an unfortunate “dress rehearsal” for confronting catastrophic risk, writes Alice C. Hill, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on …

July 13, 2021

Human Rights
Global #MeToo Movement Has the Potential to Revolutionize Gender Roles, New Book Reveals

“In many countries, the #MeToo movement is not new. Instead, it has been fueled by years of local activism by courageous women leaders,” write Rachel B. Vogelstein and Meighan Stone in Awakening: #Me…