The United States and an Evolving Europe: Transatlantic Ties 2021-2022

With federal elections in Germany in September 2021 and presidential elections in France in May 2022, the European political landscape is evolving just as the Biden Administration is seeking to rebuild and revitalize the transatlantic relationship. The transatlantic agenda is vast, including issues of common interest such as climate change, cybersecurity, defense, and trade. However, […]

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Germany after Angela Merkel: Her Legacy and the Leadership Transition

On September 26, Germans will vote in federal elections that will determine the composition of the lower house of the federal parliament, the Bundestag. The new majority in the Bundestag – most likely a coalition of three parties – will elect the next German Chancellor, marking the end of 16 years of leadership by Chancellor […]

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CCWA Announces the FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation 2021-2022 Foreign Policy Forum Series

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is proud to announce its 2021-2022 FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation Foreign Policy Forum series. This year, our Foreign Policy Forums will explore a world reshaped by the global pandemic, as well as evolving geopolitical trends that matter for the United States. FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation is partnering with […]

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Women and War: The Women Who Took on ISIS – and Won

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Our community partners for this forum are CWRU Center for International Affairs and the CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.  During this Foreign Policy Forum, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will discuss her new book, the instant New York Times best seller The Daughters of Kobani: A […]

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Episode 44: The United States and Iran: What Will the Next Four Years Hold?

Guest: Kelsey Davenport and Paul Pillar  The U.S.-Iran relationship is one the most pressing foreign policy challenges the Biden Administration will navigate in the coming years. CCWA was joined by Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control […]

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Trade, Politics, and the Global Economic Outlook in 2020

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Global growth slowed considerably over the last three quarters of 2018 and into 2019, and rising trade and global tensions have increased uncertainty in both the global trading system and in international cooperation in general. In an overall economic outlook published in November […]

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Back to (Merely) Bad: The Future of U.S. Policy Towards Iran

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Over the last few months, the imposition of sanctions, maritime and drone incidents, and escalating rhetoric between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have led onlookers to fear a possible conflict in the Middle East. Beyond these recent events, the […]

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Episode 12: Venezuela and Colombia: Tough Realities and Continuing Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy

Guest: Ambassador John Maisto Ambassador Maisto explored the very distinct challenges facing both Venezuela and Colombia. Economic struggles and political discontent plague Venezuela and Colombia is nearing the end of a 52-year war between the Colombian state and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). As the fragile FARC peace deal rests in the hands […]

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