The Indo-Pacific “Quad:” Key Concepts and Prospects for the Region

    The quadrilateral coalition of India, Australia, Japan, and the United States, often dubbed “The Quad” of the Indo-Pacific region, met at the White House in September 2021 for their first in-person discussions. Brookings Institution India Project Director, Dr. Tanvi Madan will join CCWA in February to discuss the purpose and prospects of this […]

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The 2022 Global Economic Outlook

Despite continued recovery from the pandemic in 2021, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank forecast that output in 2022 will be far below pre-pandemic projections. Moreover, the recovery has been very uneven, largely reflecting strong rebounds in certain major economies. Whereas in many developing economies, poverty rates have risen, and debt levels are high. As […]

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Episode 49: The United States and an Evolving Europe: Transatlantic Ties 2021-2022

Guest: Rachel Ellehuus On November 16, 2021,  Deputy Director for the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, offered her insights into the current state of the transatlantic alliance.

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Episode 48: The United Nations in a Changing World

Guest: Stéphane Dujarric On October 19, 2021, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosted Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, to talk about the role of the United Nations in a changing world. Please enjoy this moderated conversation, audience questions and candid responses.

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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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