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Released: 15-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
“Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective”—Jan. 23 Panel Discussion at NYU’s Jordan Center
New York University

New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will host “Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective,” a panel discussion featuring a range of experts on Ukraine’s history and politics, Thurs., Jan. 23.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
Iran Will Continue to Retaliate in Many Forms and in Many Places
Wellesley College

Ambassador Susan Rice joined Wellesley College professor Michael Jeffries for a discussion about her new book, work in the Obama Administration, and current events like the Iran crisis at an event on campus.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 5:50 PM EST
Conflicts to Watch in 2020
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
WashU Expert: Soleimani killing likely unlawful
Washington University in St. Louis

Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Iran following the Jan. 3 death of Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Many questions remain following the U.S. drone strike in Iraq and Iran’s posturing about potential retaliation. Chief among them: Was the strike legal?“Unless there is much more to the story than meets the eye, the answer seems to be no,” said Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University in St.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan experts can comment on the implications of the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top security and intelligence commander, who was killed early Friday in a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport.

Released: 31-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
Why It Matters: Prescription for Disaster
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. A major cause is their overuse in both humans and animals. At the same time, a lack of financial incentives is setting back efforts to discover new classes of antibiotics. The problem is both global and local, and without new initiatives, many common medical conditions could become deadly once again.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 11:45 AM EST
Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis
Vanderbilt University

An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST
Visualizing 2020: Trends to Watch
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR experts spotlight some of the most important trends they will be tracking in the year ahead.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Why Does the Census Matter?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The U.S. census, one of the few in the world to directly count every resident, is used to distribute political power as well as federal funding. In 2020, it faces controversy over immigration, cybersecurity, and rising costs.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Yes, Virginia, China Is Exporting Its Model
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Last week I took part in a debate at CSIS on the topic of whether China seeks to export its development model. For me, the answer to this question is self-evident: of course it does.

Released: 13-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
Tulane University professor William Brumfield receives Russian Order of Friendship Medal
Tulane University

Tulane University professor and contemporary American historian William Brumfield has spent much of his life traveling the vast and remote lands of Russia and documenting its unique architecture, history and literature. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Brumfield’s nearly 50 years of work and dedication was recognized by the Russian Federation during a ceremony at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov presented Brumfield with the Order of Friendship medal, the highest state decoration of the Russian Federation given to foreign nationals.

Released: 10-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
Why It Matters: Space Jam
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lot of problems down here on Earth.

Released: 10-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
Who Pays for Tariffs?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Who wins and who loses in the back and forth on tariffs? CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil breaks down the ongoing tariff battle between the United States and China.

Released: 10-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Backgrounder by Jonathan Masters
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

As NATO readies for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, the seventy-year-old alliance struggles to manage widening internal divisions.

Released: 3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
Distinguished Voices Series with Susan E. Rice
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Susan Rice discusses her new book Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, which is a look back on her dynamic career in public service.

Released: 3-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST
Should the United States Rethink Its Trade Policy?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Jennifer Hillman and Thea M. Lee join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. trade policy.

Released: 19-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
Study finds U.S. policies could have negative implications for Africa
Iowa State University

A new study finds that while the current United States administration’s policies in Africa may appear undeveloped, there are distinct trends and tendencies that have the potential to negatively impact Africa’s economic growth.

Released: 15-Nov-2019 11:30 AM EST
Countdown to Iowa: The U.S. and Iran
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Robert Malley and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran.

Released: 8-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
The President's Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scale back its role in the world.