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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work, some permanently. What does this mean for the economy?

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Global Governance

Governments must prepare now to avoid “catastrophic success” once a COVID-19 vaccine emerges.

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The race to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus is well underway. Governments and researchers are aiming to provide billions of people with immunity in eighteen months or less, which would be unprecedented.

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5G

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Amid pressure by the United States, the coronavirus pandemic, and China's crackdown on Hong Kong, the United Kingdom has banned Huawei equipment from its 5G networks.

China

The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations that Beijing could use its 5G infrastructure for cyber espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the world’s tech landscape for years to come.

5G

What exactly is 5G—and why could China control its future?
Inequality

Inequality

Public policy experts call income and wealth inequality one of the defining challenges of our time. Recent crises have accelerated these divisions, and the coronavirus pandemic looks set to deepen them further.  

 

 

United States

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Deployed around the world, the armed forces are a pillar of U.S. power and influence abroad. But many civilians are unfamiliar with their composition. How much does the military resemble U.S. society?

 

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Iran

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An explosion has caused heavy damage to an Iranian nuclear facility just as the country approaches a bold new energy partnership with China, but Iran shows no signs of slowing down its nuclear program.

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CFR on the Record

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President Iván Duque discusses the Venezuelan refugee crisis, Colombia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the progress on the implementation of the Colombian peace agreement. 

Democracy

Panelists discuss international perceptions of the United States and how the current domestic unrest may affect the country’s ability to promote global democracy and human rights.

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Food and Water Security

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis and how the UN World Food Program is working to ensure food security amid the pandemic's disruption of supply chains.

Expert Spotlight

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China China’s Approach to Global Governance

Learn about China's evolving approach to global governance and how it has shifted strategy under President Xi Jinping related to trade, the belt and road initiative, and the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health Threats and Pandemics The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

bob体育网址 Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

Human Trafficking Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

bob体育网址 Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Syria Syria's War and the Descent Into Chaos

bob体育网址 In the nine years since protesters in Syria first demonstrated against the four-decade rule of the Assad family, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and some twelve million people have been displaced.

Global Women’s Power Index

bob体育网址 Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

Experts in the News

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Brad W. Setser
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World Order

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and nonexpert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.

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The United States should respond to the COVID-19 reordering moment and stop deterioration in the balance of power with China, bolster relations with India and Europe, and reform the way it deals with allies and partners.

Diplomacy and International Institutions

Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted?