The internet and digital technologies are game-changers for trade, writes Joakim Reiter.

The benefits of trade have not been equitable. Digital commerce can change that

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As the United States looks ahead to the next stage in the ISIS fight, three questions remain, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon:

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Three Lingering Questions For Trump's New Plan to Fight ISIS

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Through Alaska, the United States is an Arctic nation. But it lags behind other Arctic nations, such as Russia, that have already started taking advantage of the changing conditions in the region.
Is the United States falling behind in the Arctic? We’re live with Esther Brimmer and Lawson Brigham to discuss their new CFR Task Force Report, “Arctic Imperatives Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast.” Post your questions below!
British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the slain suspect in an attack at the British Parliament yesterday was British-born and previously investigated by security agencies for extremist views.

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Daily News Brief - March 23, 2017

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1/5 of the world's population depends on the Tibetan Plateau for water. As demand grows, so does the potential for a crisis. #WorldWaterDay

A Water Crisis Looms Over the Tibetan Plateau

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Around the world, women and girls spend much of their days walking long distances to seek out safe water for their households. #WorldWaterDay

Water Access is a Gender Equality Issue

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The United States is not as prepared as other nations to take advantage of opportunities in the Arctic, warns a new Task Force co-chaired by Thad Allen and Christine Todd Whitman.

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Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast

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The Arctic is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet, notes a new CFR Independent Task Force report. As an Arctic nation through Alaska, what should U.S. strategy be in the region? Experts discuss live:
Representatives from the 68 countries that form the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State are meeting in Washington on Wednesday with the expectation to hear from the Trump administration on how it will fight the militant group.

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Daily News Brief - March 22, 2017

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China has undertaken drastic efforts to reclaim thousands of square feet in the South China Sea.

An Interactive Look at China's Maritime Disputes

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China may curb its theft of U.S. intellectual property, but its cyber espionage is likely to continue unabated, writes CFR's Adam Segal.

How China is preparing for cyberwar

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Some have argued that political bots on social media gave Donald Trump a boost in the 2016 election. Robert Gorwa examines these claims.

Online, Nobody Knows That You’re A Russian Bot

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Secretary of State Tillerson will skip a NATO meeting next month. Here's what to know about NATO and America's role within it.

How important is NATO?

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed that it is investigating possible coordination between the campaign of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and the Kremlin.

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Daily News Brief - March 21, 2017

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Following three years of civil war, South Sudan has declared the world's first famine since 2012. Track the ongoing crisis:

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Monitoring the Civil War in South Sudan

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin the Brexit process on March 29.

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What to Know About the Brexit Debate

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Laurie Garrett explains how Trump's budget would hit soft power, global health, and science:

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What we know (and don’t know) about Trump's budget

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The Council on Foreign Relations mourns the passing of David Rockefeller, CFR’s honorary chairman and the longest-serving member of the Council.

CFR's flagship Studies Program, what is known as our "think tank," was named in Rockefeller's honor, and is now home to over seventy scholars.

In Memoriam: David Rockefeller

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James M. Lindsay argues that the 1995 sarin gas attack serves as a reminder that technology now "makes it possible for groups and individuals to carry out the kinds of attacks that once only government could undertake."