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Released: 9-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and other democracies should agree to not interfere in foreign elections.

Released: 5-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Bolsonaro’s Attitude to Coronavirus Increases ‘Risky Behaviour’ in Brazil - Study
University of Cambridge

Study suggests that TV appearances by Bolsonaro led to millions more Brazilians ignoring social distancing in the days following broadcast.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
University of California San Diego

More that 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and China in a much-needed effort to combat the COVID-19 global health crisis.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:30 PM EDT
The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

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.

   
Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT
The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss German politics and the future of Germany’s leadership.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT
The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Taylor’s article “The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy,” coauthored with Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright, can be found in the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mira Rapp-Hooper and Michael D. Swaine join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward China.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. This week, I discussed the U.S. role in Afghanistan with Carter Malkasian, former special assistant for strategy to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Barnett Rubin, senior fellow and associate director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Yasmine Farouk and Bernard Haykel join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia.

   
Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

   
Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Why It Matters: Coronavirus
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The coronavirus has us asking a lot of questions. Who gets to make the decisions that matter about public health? How can we protect ourselves in an interconnected world? Why are there market crashes, and what’s happening with global supply chains? Presented in two parts, this episode takes a look at the organizations that tackle public health emergencies, and the effects the coronavirus is having on our globalized economy.

   
Released: 18-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT
The Killing of Qasem Soleimani
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Steven A. Cook, Philip H. Gordon, and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the killing of Qasem Soleimani and its consequences for the Middle East.

Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Elbridge Colby and Lori Esposito Murray join host James M. Lindsay to discuss arms control and U.S. nuclear policy.

   
Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Michael Doran and Lara Friedman join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of the two-state solution.

Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Rajan Menon and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. policy toward Russia.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 11:40 AM EDT
CFR-Wayne State Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

How can business, labor, and government collaborate to reduce poverty on regional and global bases? Will the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement benefit U.S. workers? How will the trade war with China affect the automotive industry? Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national security and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Does NATO Still Matter?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

NATO just turned seventy, and some of its own members have become deeply critical of the organization. CFR breaks down what purpose NATO serves in the twenty-first century and whether we still need it.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:35 AM EDT
The Trouble With Election Security
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election in 2016, and in 2018, internet trolls again spread disinformation during the midterms. Intelligence officials warn that interference in this year’s presidential election may already be underway.

   
Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
What Are Green Jobs?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Green jobs are booming. But what are they? And how can the United States prepare for the future this shift in technologies will bring? This video is part of the Inside the Issues video series, featuring CFR Vice President of Studies Shannon K. O’Neil. Watch as she helps explain and clarify common misconceptions surrounding international issues such as China’s trade practices, green jobs, and immigration.

     
Released: 10-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Is China Being Fair on Trade?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

“Made in China.” You’ve probably seen this label on your clothes, toys, and other everyday products. China’s reach has skyrocketed in recent decades, disrupting the global trading system as we know it. This video is part of the Inside the Issues video series, featuring CFR Vice President of Studies Shannon K. O’Neil. Watch as she helps explain and clarify common misconceptions surrounding international issues such as China’s trade practices, green jobs, and immigration.

   
Released: 10-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
What Automation Means for Jobs
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for the U.S. workforce.

   
Released: 5-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EST
Majority of People in a National Survey Oppose Separating Immigrant Families at US/Mexico Border
Baylor University

A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United States/Mexico border strongly oppose separating immigrant families and charging the parents as criminals, according to Baylor University research. Researchers also found that among those who support the family separation policy, the strongest connection is conservative political ideology.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST
UAH helps nation catch up in hypersonic research
University of Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Hunstville’s Aerophysics Research Center (ARC), operating on Redstone Arsenal, provides the government and commercial clients with a ready means of hypersonic scaled testing with its three, two-stage light gas gun systems.

   
Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
The Right Way to Govern the World—a Look at the Current State of Global Governance
Brill

Each nation is governed by a single governing body, but what about the world as a whole? Although there is no common “world government”, international issues are regulated by specific organizations—this is called global governance. Does this mean that this is the best form of regulation? In a new study, Prof Gill from York University digs deeper on this issue.

Released: 14-Feb-2020 6:10 PM EST
CFR-UTSA Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

How should the United States manage relations with Iran? How will the trade war with China affect the U.S. and global economies? Will the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement benefit American workers? What can be done to improve the situation in Venezuela? Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national security and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds
University of Washington

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

   
Released: 6-Feb-2020 4:00 PM EST
Panicky Responses to the Coronavirus are Dangerous—Here’s Why
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Fear of the virus may spread faster than the virus itself, a potential threat to health, liberty, trade, and the economy.

     
Released: 6-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
What’s the Purpose of Foreign Aid?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Many Americans question whether the $50 billion the United States spends annually on foreign aid is worth it. CFR breaks down how much of the U.S. budget goes toward foreign assistance and how this money is spent.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Why It Matters: Voter, You've Been Hacked
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The aftershocks of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election are still being felt today. Is the United States ready for 2020?

   
Released: 6-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
U.S. Detention of Child Migrants
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Record-breaking numbers of unaccompanied children have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, leading the Trump administration to expand child detention policies and sparking debate over how to handle the flow of asylum seekers.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 7:05 AM EST
Oslo Accords Diplomat Beilin on “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process”—Feb. 11
New York University

NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Israeli diplomat Yossi Beilin for “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process,” a public lecture, on Tues., Feb. 11.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
CFR-UNH Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations discuss issues central to our national security and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world. Election 2020 Series. Presented by the Council on Foreign Relations and the University of New Hampshire.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
The Road Ahead With Iran: A Conversation With Tony Blair
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Against the backdrop of the recent U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, Tony Blair discusses the current tensions with Iran and the implications for international policymakers. Mr. Blair discusses the critical role of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including ways the IRGC mobilizes and radicalizes its fighters for violence at home and abroad, and the road ahead for the United States and Europe.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
Is Lebanon Becoming A Real Nation?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus has been the Middle East. He held a wide range of analytic, senior analytic, and leadership positions for the Department of the Army, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Intelligence Council. The statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in this blog post are strictly those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense (DoD) or the U.S. government. Review of the material does not imply DoD or U.S. government endorsement of factual accuracy or opinion.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The long-awaited plan presented by President Donald J. Trump paves the way for broader Israeli annexation of occupied territories, has no real chance of Palestinian support, and risks provoking violence.

Released: 24-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
FSU professor discusses Brexit and its consequences
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: January 24, 2020 | 3:35 pm | SHARE: On Jan. 31, after a national referendum, elections, negotiations and delays, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union.The date marks the end of one political process and the beginning of another. When Brexit is official, the United Kingdom and European Union will begin negotiating a new  trading agreement.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
Election 2020 Series: A Conversation With Deval Patrick
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Governor Deval Patrick discusses his foreign policy views and priorities.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
Five Questions About the Senate Impeachment Trial Answered
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The impeachment trial will likely dominate the news for the rest of the month, if not longer. In doing so, it could potentially affect the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and the rhythms of the Democratic presidential campaign. So here are answers to five questions you might have.



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