Authors: Nitin Desai, Andre Pineda, Majken Runquist, and Mark Fusunyan
A new study from Harvard looks at how the American media covered waterboarding. Harvard students study the media's treatment of waterboarding in four major news outlets since the 1930s and found that after 2004, there was a dramatic decline in characterizing waterboard as a form of torture. They show how reporters became allies of law enforcement—instead of the skeptics they're supposed to be.
Jeffrey Mankoff, an expert on Russia, says the dispute that led Russia to cut off natural gas to Ukraine has its origins in differences over pricing as well as Ukraine's interest in closer ties with the West.
Speakers: David Arnold, Joseph Jabbra, Winfred Thompson, and John Waterbury Presider: Lee Bollinger
The four American university presidents in the Middle East discuss the importance and value of American-style liberal arts education inE gypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf, and how it can work to create social change in the Arab world.
A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the War on Terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfare.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.