The Uncertain Future of the British Commonwealth
Videos

The Uncertain Future of the British Commonwealth

June 3, 2022 3:21 pm (EST)

The Uncertain Future of the British Commonwealth
Explainer Video

Before her passing in 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated seventy years on the throne. As Charles III takes the crown, Caribbean countries are debating whether to stay in the Commonwealth or follow Barbados, which broke ties with the Crown in 2021. Why are countries choosing to leave, and what could that mean for the future of the monarchy?

Top Stories on CFR

International Organizations

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar, and billions of fans worldwide are tuning in to the world’s most popular live event. And yet as in years past, the Qatar Cup is transpiring under the shadow of controversy.

Middle East and North Africa

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for reform.

COVID-19

Government leaders are optimistic that COVID-19 is becoming endemic, meaning more predictable and manageable. But many scientists say it’s too soon to behave like the pandemic is over.