Listen to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff reflect on government actions during crises and lessons learned from his time in the Bush administration.
Watch U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff reflect on government actions during crises and lessons learned from his time in the Bush administration.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gave this speech on national security in Richmond, Virginia on October 22, 2008.
Everett Ehrlich, former Undersecretary of Commerce, and investment banker Felix Rohatyn discuss the need for a National Infrastructure Bank to fund the revitalization of U.S. infrastructure.
CFR's Edward Alden says a flawed U.S. approach to tightening its borders after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has harmed the country's once-admired immigration image.
Listen to experts discuss U.S. immigration policies, their effects on Latin America and national security concerns, and how immigration reform might occur in the next administration.
This symposium was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Clark Kent Ervin, inspector general of the Homeland Security Department from 2003 to 2004, says the presidential candidates must explain "exactly what they think the federal government has done right and done wrong in the seven years since 9/11 in securing this country against another terrorist attack." Ervin provides a list of questions related to homeland security policy for the candidates to answer.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain gave this speech at Fresno State College in Fresno, California on June 23, 2008.
With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.
Stephen E. Flynn testifies before the House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment
Stephen E. Flynn and John Tierney argue that “the best way to mark the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ speech would be with a debate about its strategic relevance in our post-Sept. 11 world.”
CFR’s Stephen Flynn says the next U.S. president must revive civilian infrastructure, and with it the confidence to confront disasters both natural and manmade.
Terrorism and other disasters demand calmness and preparation, not panic and demagoguery.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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