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Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage last week, a first in Asia. Compare same-sex marriage policies around the world: https://t.co/nAF0ZWemBLAustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote in parliament, after his coalition with the far-r… https://t.co/FA0EWLrJa9Democrats are tongue-tied on one of the biggest issues of our time — Trump’s escalating trade wars. Here’s how they… https://t.co/Bo4ziqBq2M
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsIn European Union elections this month, EU citizens will decide the makeup of the bloc’s parliament for the next fi… https://t.co/I1Cu6YA0Mm
5/21
2019
The U.S. continues to underestimate the important roles women can play as perpetrators, mitigators, or targets of v… https://t.co/6GwaEn0yLVIf Washington alone must shoulder the responsibility for the deployment and possible usage of weapons of mass destr… https://t.co/sw8G5GHNID.@Sydney_Uni's James Curran looks at what the re-election of Prime Minister Scott Morrison means for Australia's ro… https://t.co/Te6J71OnggPhilip H. Gordon discusses the parallels between the Trump administration’s latest escalation with Iran and its pol… https://t.co/iXiZNFzmUp
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsCompare Trump's recent immigration proposal to past U.S. immigration policy, from quota systems in the 1950s to the… https://t.co/ZbIfAnsTX1With tariffs once again rising under Trump and global trade slowing, many experts fear companies could soon face hi… https://t.co/dxlKMW7oNcTrump has proposed a "merit-based" immigration plan. Here's what to know about the current U.S. foreign worker visa… https://t.co/OPQj8g2Xy7Outer space is democratizing, and intergalactic opportunities are immense. Unfortunately, the country in the best p… https://t.co/KAb8TkdDdeSan Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to block the use of facial recognition software by police and lo… https://t.co/XyWphIgVRCThe Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has exceeded 1,600 cases and is the second largest in histor… https://t.co/RKwIcPYWLLTaiwan has legalized same-sex marriage, a first in Asia. Compare same-sex marriage policies around the world: https://t.co/7jtbrqsSimNeither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, ris… https://t.co/7mJp4FoKBDMade in China 2025 is the government’s ten year plan to update China’s manufacturing base by rapidly developing hig… https://t.co/5vs4Sy07B9President Trump warned Iran on Sunday not to threaten the United States, tweeting that a clash with the United Stat… https://t.co/1simpgiKraLooking for a smart summer read? Explore CFR’s top picks: https://t.co/5k8IcODzAz
5/20
2019
Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections later this week. That could disrupt… https://t.co/QGXNGUwabOTrade has been the talk of the town. But global think tank leaders ranked expanding trade as the third lowest prior… https://t.co/j2Q3Lb25GzPresident Trump called on the Fed to “match” interest-rate cuts he expects from China “in order to make up for the… https://t.co/vuInpEGfLONeither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, ris… https://t.co/gYGMGAH9tfJapan’s postwar constitution was written under U.S. occupation, but the Japanese played an important role in its dr… https://t.co/TvGuwxf26hAs conflicts continue in Syria and Myanmar, experts rank averting and responding to internal violent conflict as th… https://t.co/3yESuSutqcIndia began the seventh and final phase of its elections today. @AyresAlyssa maps out the scale and process of elec… https://t.co/ZP0EAtEKnG
5/19
2019
Efforts to combat transnational terrorism in 2018 received a C+ grade in a recent survey of experts. Here's why thi… https://t.co/m5b0FjM4oPThe last four years have been the warmest on record, and the world is not on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s go… https://t.co/enrjMyq89RAs tensions rise among large and mid-size global oil powers, the list of recent and unusual oil sabotage acts is gr… https://t.co/okPjVW4nafFrom Russia to China to Brazil, experts from think tanks around the world gave international cooperation a C grade… https://t.co/UA6f00ww7JFor most of the past century, tariffs have fallen out of favor because they often lead to reduced trade and higher… https://t.co/0DvQ3kEj4lMade in China 2025 is the government’s ten year plan to update China’s manufacturing base by rapidly developing hig… https://t.co/Ez98Wa7MU4From Japan's rising military to worrisome shifts in global health, stay sharp this summer with these foreign policy… https://t.co/LfsaJLBTrPThe Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has exceeded 1,600 cases and is the second largest in histor… https://t.co/jpg0BNxztgNuclear Plans Are Closely-Held Secrets for a Reason https://t.co/VLarPfAipj via @CFR_org
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsEU Parliament elections are scheduled for next week and Populist and far-right parties are on track to make major g… https://t.co/3PjeW42LqbWhat’s in the Green New Deal, and how does it compare to how the rest of the world is grappling with decarbonizatio… https://t.co/XBsQ4DJuZpAs global trade has flourished in recent decades, so have trade disputes. How are they resolved? https://t.co/3gtErCDyQ0
5/18
2019
Get the background on China’s push to dominate global high-tech manufacturing. https://t.co/wVCPacTlsoTrade has been the talk of the town. But global think tank leaders ranked expanding trade as the third lowest prior… https://t.co/39qSgS8BPBWhat has caused the violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala? https://t.co/ViNXvNmwM0 https://t.co/oflpcUKxzXOver the past two weeks, the Namibian Women's Lawyers Association received more than 200 reports of sexual assault.… https://t.co/CqXIM9hTRi🎧 It's an election extravaganza on the latest episode of The World Next Week. Listen here: https://t.co/7xQutdJCh8Think tank experts awarded international cooperation a C for 2018. What grade would you give? https://t.co/8t5YPN2J82 via @CFR_IIGGIslamist Violence in Burkina Faso Following Familiar Pattern https://t.co/cVx5DeZnWZ via @CFR_org
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsCFR's Philip H. Gordon looks at whether there's a way out of the escalation with Iran: https://t.co/sXfd5t7XxpTrump has proposed a "merit-based" immigration plan. Here's what to know about the current U.S. foreign worker visa… https://t.co/ROzdCVw8qbPresident Trump called on the Fed to “match” interest-rate cuts he expects from China “in order to make up for the… https://t.co/yQgP4NtWEUExperts are not optimistic about the possibility of breakthroughs in preventing and responding to violent conflict… https://t.co/wbwqcWHzM2President Trump unveiled a plan to overhaul the country’s immigration system, including boosting border security an… https://t.co/uNoWYhFzTzThe world failed in its efforts to prevent and end violent internal conflict, most glaringly in Syria, where atroci… https://t.co/6jmAq6TDSi
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5/17
2019
For most of the past century, tariffs have fallen out of favor because they often lead to reduced trade and higher… https://t.co/GPyC5FNza8Made in China 2025 is the government’s ten year plan to update China’s manufacturing base by rapidly developing hig… https://t.co/eiQ1C1WbnuThis week, France and New Zealand unveiled plans to combat online extemism. An increase in recent attacks has raise… https://t.co/h31bQEk9TkPresident Trump called on the Fed to “match” interest-rate cuts he expects from China “in order to make up for the… https://t.co/W3xLk7Hi5hHow did Venezuela get here? In 2017, Venezuelans lost an average of 24 pounds in body weight. 9 out of 10 live i… https://t.co/hSpfpkZls0"This is a trade war that has real impacts. Is it the U.S. consumer that will be paying the price, as we have been… https://t.co/Ojg6zekJasDespite the U.S. and Russian withdrawal from the INF Treaty, international experts remain optimistic about the poss… https://t.co/bZpjN179RpPresident Trump is unveiling a new immigration plan today. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on compre… https://t.co/fQVPOuZgrNDespite the ANC's win in South Africa's election, it appears that the country is moving away from one-party dominan… https://t.co/ZXX6OFfgCbInternational efforts to govern cyberspace received a grade of C+ in 2018. Find out why: https://t.co/l0fNRHNJpZ https://t.co/V2hLytCXRV"The trade skirmishes of the last two years could be merely the first acts in what will become a prolonged era of g… https://t.co/IuE2lkp2FYIran can’t win a war against the United States. But Tehran could win in negotiations, writes Ray Takeyh of the… https://t.co/9oepvvr91B
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsAs Trump unveils his immigration plan today, trace U.S. immigration policy, from quota systems in the 1950s to last… https://t.co/WQfwlIpYLFLearn something new this summer with one of these foreign policy reads from CFR: https://t.co/Z2R2HmXV45What could happen if Trump names the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization? https://t.co/KhgQHxNsr1 https://t.co/AEIaBIlvYxHuawei hit back after the Trump administration added the company to an exports blacklist yesterday, saying the ban… https://t.co/L5vWANRxm2
5/16
2019
My latest in WPR With Even Fewer Checks on His Power, Where Will Duterte Take the Philippines? https://t.co/VoWMEsLkOD
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsGlobal experts highlight the conflict in Yemen and the economic and social collapse in Venezuela as two of the bigg… https://t.co/WH7rghs1cCThe world can be disorderly but progress is still possible, according to the Council of Councils Report Card on Int… https://t.co/oh5RYnAm5B
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsJapan’s postwar constitution was written under U.S. occupation, but the Japanese played an important role in its dr… https://t.co/ihsPUFgLO5
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsComprehensive piece by @CFR_org on the #refugee problem. Sheds light on populist fears-- explains why closing borde… https://t.co/Cki27chjL5
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsWith concerns about the United States’ withdrawal from both the Iran deal and the INF Treaty, experts give a C to g… https://t.co/uxTwhpVutA.@ChrisCoons and @hiattf visited CFR yesterday for a discussion Senator Coons' recent congressional delegation to E… https://t.co/JjXGuQgtnGSudan's transitional military council has agreed to a deal with protest leaders to transition to civilian rule in t… https://t.co/CW9H9S4hwtGet the background on China’s push to dominate global high-tech manufacturing. https://t.co/5BXs6nDrz4This year, the Trump administration announced tighter restrictions on relations with Cuba. Take a look back at the… https://t.co/coQwtaopApOil traders aren't squirming in their seats over recent acts of oil sabotage, but maybe they should be, writes… https://t.co/vLAkY9J0drStay sharp this summer with these foreign policy books from CFR: https://t.co/srq2UVbZmhThe Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has exceeded 1,600 cases and is the second largest in histor… https://t.co/9Keb0UHB02Russia, China, and Cuba have enabled Maduro to maintain his grip on power in Venezuela despite years of domestic un… https://t.co/XhnFkHu5wBThe full @NewsHour segment on our reporting on Syria's torture prisons: https://t.co/E40hg80tHU
Retweeted by Council on Foreign Relations"We’ve, unfortunately, returned to what can often be cast as sort of the know-nothing time of our foreign policy,"… https://t.co/hEH16iqRvUThe United States is now in its 18th year of war in Afghanistan. Explore America's longest war in this timeline: https://t.co/P13wBUeMw6United Nations experts said Houthi forces have withdrawn from three Yemeni ports as part of a deal struck last Dece… https://t.co/ENZvo0Z80YHouthi forces withdraw from Yemeni ports. Get the background on the war in Yemen, as well as recent developments in… https://t.co/xN5yd13NRSExciting to be included in this list and nice to see some other #globalhealth books on there too! cc: @mitpresshttps://t.co/3k1MIuMzJA
Retweeted by Council on Foreign Relations.@ABarnardNYT hosted a discussion on the use of imprisonment and torture as political tools of authoritarian regime… https://t.co/XgOmjN3Ut6The ruling African National Congress kept its majority in South Africa's election last week with 58% of the vote, a… https://t.co/XBJiPhX4WYGlobal health may not be a priority for most nations, but international experts believe it has the greatest opportu… https://t.co/7ZMqtTNOWj
5/15
2019
Proponents of globalization cannot simply hope that economic nationalism will fail. They will have to acknowledge t… https://t.co/xsMANtzT8XAt the end of 2018, @EdwardAlden highlighted how U.S. trade has been affected by tariffs—and what could come:… https://t.co/NBJUiolmLNInternational efforts to manage the global economy in 2018 earn a C+ in a survey of top foreign policy experts:… https://t.co/2WfL0Jtw8S.@AmyJaffeenergy argues that voluntary state and local action on climate change—structured as a national tender—wou… https://t.co/E8Occpj89AThis week marked the 76th anniversary of the end of the North African Campaign of World War II. Test your knowledge… https://t.co/mfg5IwxNIpWars, persecution, and instability have driven the number of refugees to historic highs. Rather than offer protecti… https://t.co/2J6fKo9NiRA year after Trump slapped tariffs on imported steel, the U.S. steel industry is not thriving. It is reeling.… https://t.co/HekuHhxZDdCalling all news junkies: who or what should be the news figure of the week? Tell us what you think in our poll, an… https://t.co/VNFqJT5UH9Its controversial industrial policy, aimed at becoming a world-leader in advanced technologies, is one of the drive… https://t.co/apAUpfFAOb
5/14
2019

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