Council on Foreign Relations – The World This Week October 21, 2022

The New Nuclear Era, Richard Haass

A Russian nuclear missile during the military parade in Moscow’s Red Square in 2020, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesThe world is on the cusp of a new era where nuclear weapons are likely to play a more prominent role. Read more on
Germany’s Ukraine War Leadership Problem, Liana Fix

Germany is providing critical weapon systems to Ukraine in the grinding war with Russia, but it remains wary of leading on European security. Get the quick take
The Widening War on Chinese Tech, Edward Alden

The Joe Biden administration is expanding its list of technology-focused sanctions on China, drawing parallels to U.S. controls that targeted the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Read the analysis
Inflation Is Here to Stay,A. Michael Spence

A new economic era is taking hold in which global forces such as aging, geopolitical shocks, and climate change combine to keep prices stubbornly high. Read more on Renewing America
Why Iran’s Protesters Want Khamenei Gone, Ray Takeyh

Many in Iran’s women-led protests are calling for the removal of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s top political and religious authority, and an end to the Islamic Republic. Read the analysis
New Book: The Globalization Myth

In her new book, Senior Fellow Shannon K. O’Neil presents a case for why regionalization, not globalization, has been the biggest economic trend of the last forty years. Regionalization has enhanced competitiveness and prosperity in Europe and Asia, and it could do the same for the United States.Order the book
How Much Influence Does Iran Have in Iraq?

Iran has built considerable political clout in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Its wide sphere of influence could be expanding, raising domestic tensions and alarming U.S. policymakers. Get the quick take
Uganda’s Uncertain Future, Michelle Gavin

One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, has built a political system that tolerates no challenge to his dominance. Recent controversial tweets by his son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, cast doubt on succession plans. Read more on Africa in Transition
Tell Us Which Conflicts to Watch for in 2023

The Center for Preventive Action is compiling its annual Preventive Priorities Survey (PPS) for 2023. The PPS ranks sources of international conflict that could erupt or escalate in the coming year and harm U.S. interests, with the aim of helping U.S. government officials focus their preventive efforts. We invite you to submit suggestions of contingencies to be included in this year’s survey.Submit Suggestions
 Inside CFRU.S. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Jack Reed (D-RI) discusses how the United States can best leverage its military and economic power to compete with China on the global stage. Watch the discussion Panelists discuss Brazil’s presidential election, implications for Brazilian democracy, and how the results will affect relations with the United States. Watch the discussion
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