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Economic Inequality USA

Virtual Roundtable: The Rise of Economic Inequality (CFR)

Speakers
Jason Furman

Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Valerie Wilson

Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy, Economic Policy Institute

Presider

Mary and David Boies Distinguished Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Virtual Roundtable: The Rise of Economic Inequality | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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Climate Change

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures (Lindsay Maizland, CFR)

  • Countries have debated how to combat climate change since the early 1990s. These negotiations have produced several important accords, including the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
  • Governments generally agree on the science behind climate change but have diverged on who is most responsible and how to set emissions-reduction goals.
  • Experts say the Paris Agreement is not enough to prevent the global average temperature from rising 1.5°C. When that happens, the world will suffer devastating consequences, such as heat waves and floods.

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies, Digital Dollars, and the Future of Money (Anshu Siripurapu, CFR)

Cryptocurrencies, Digital Dollars, and the Future of Money | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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AUKUS Australia China

Could the AUKUS Deal Strengthen Deterrence Against China—And Yet Come at a Real Cost to Australia? (James Curran, CFR)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a state memorial honouring victims of the Australian bushfires at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on February 23, 2020.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a state memorial honouring victims of the Australian bushfires at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on February 23, 2020. Loren Elliott/Reuters

Following last week’s inauguration of the AUKUS defense partnership, which will see Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines drawing on British and U.S. technology, few could disagree that Australia has made its definitive strategic choice.

No longer can anyone in Washington harbor doubts as to where Canberra stands in the evolving contest with China.

Could the AUKUS Deal Strengthen Deterrence Against China—And Yet Come at a Real Cost to Australia? | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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9/11/War on Terror/USA. Who Won the War on Terror? (CFR)

Speakers

Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Author, Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad

Senior Fellow, International Security Program, New America; Author, The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth About Al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family

Presider

Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs; @justin_vogt

As the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Justin Vogt discusses who won the war on terror and what it means for the United States moving forward.

Foreign Affairs September/October 2021 Issue Launch: Who Won the War on Terror? | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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Global Security. The 9/11 Effect and the Transformation of Global Security (RSIS, PISM, CIGI, CFR, and SWP)

The scale and audacity of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, spurred sweeping changes in the way the United States, its partners, and adversaries used the machinery of state and technology to respond to threats. In this Council of Councils global perspectives, five experts reflect on the legacy of the attacks and offer insights into the biggest changes in counterterrorism, human rights, surveillance, international law of war, and border security.

The 9/11 Effect and the Transformation of Global Security | Council of Councils (cfr.org)

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Intelligence. Spying 101 (Gabrielle Sierra, Emily Harding, Edward Lucas, CFR)

The glamour and thrill of espionage, brought to life on screen by characters such as James Bond, have long captivated imaginations. But this profession is deeply misunderstood, and it is always changing. Today, spycraft hangs in the balance as new technologies emerge and societies change.

Spying 101 | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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Afghan Refugees. Where Will Afghan Refugees Go? (Lindsay Maizland, CFR)

Tens of thousands of Afghans have scrambled to flee their country since the Taliban took over Kabul and much of the rest of the country last month. Half a million people could flee Afghanistan [PDF] by the end of the year, according to the UN refugee agency. Historical refugee flows offer insights into where Afghans could go in the coming months.

Where Will Afghan Refugees Go? | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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Global Health. Noncommunicable Diseases Kill Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in COVID-19 Times (Thomas J. Bollyky, Serena Tohme, Samantha Kiernan, CFR)

Ten years ago, Captain America and The Hangover Part II were kings of the summer movie box office, Occupy Wall Street protestors were flooding into Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stood before the UN General Assembly, declaring that it was time to address the surge of cancers, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) globally. His words marked the opening to the first high-level meeting on NCDs, the first UN General Assembly special meeting devoted to a health issue other than HIV/AIDS.

Noncommunicable Diseases Kill Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in COVID-19 Times | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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