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The ceasefire in Ethiopia doesn't signal the end of the crisis, writes Michelle Gavin.

2021 is on track to be the United States’ deadliest year for gun violence in two decades. How do other countries regulate firearms and respond to mass shootings?

"With the continued warming of the planet, the likelihood of record-breaking heat events has increased for over 80% of the world, and these extremes will continue to intensify," wrote @Alice_C_Hill  and Madeline Babin last year.

The ongoing pandemic and global climate-related disasters demonstrate the inadequacy of efforts to address the problematic aspects of globalization, says @RichardHaass .

Here's what to know about Hong Kong's political status, and its tensions with China today.

Regional governments like Vietnam and the Philippines could develop coordinated social media campaigns to reduce Beijing's gray zone tactics in the South China Sea, argue and Captain Robert Francis and Lieutenant Commander Roswell Lary.

The fate of the EU's new climate plan will depend on three factors, says @StewartMPatrick .

Trace the pivotal moments in America's longest war with this timeline:

This year is our 100th anniversary. Take a look back at a century of CFR and foreign policy. #CFR100 


Here's what to know about Hong Kong's political status, and its tensions with China today

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam said the territory’s autonomy can be guaranteed past 2047 under the “one country, two systems” framework. Here's how Hong Kong's political status came to be:

Beijing’s new national security legislation could effectively end Hong Kong’s promised semiautonomy, says @jeromeacohen 

Since the pandemic emerged, Beijing has relied even more on wielding information operations abroad. @JoshKurlantzick  explains how these information campaigns work:

An investigation found there was a campaign of mass sterilization, forced abortions, and birth control requirements for Uighurs. Here's what to know about the crackdown against the ethnic minority:

On Monday, the Department of Justice blamed Chinese military hackers for stealing the personal information of millions of Americans in the the 2017 Equifax hack. @adschina  rounds up the cyber news you need to know:

China released its economic and social goals last week. @laurenmdudley  says innovation is still the name of the game, but this plan has a new focus on self-reliance.

Three years ago, Abiy Ahmed came to power with promises of peace. Now, reports of killings and sexual violence have come out of Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost region. Here’s what to know about the crisis.