Two controversial U.S. anti-piracy bills have spotlighted the growing challenge of how to protect intellectual copyrights, particularly across international borders, without compromising Internet freedom.
As debate over changes to an expanded domestic-spying program rages in Congress, the future of foreign intelligence gathering is in question.
Looking to broaden its reach and control its message, the U.S. federal government is increasingly turning to the blogosphere.
Isobel Coleman and Ashley Harden discuss the impact of mobile telecommunications technology on the developing world and its access to financial services.
Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet freedom, competition, innovation, and investment in broadband services around the globe.
CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman speaks with Boris Weber, director of ICT4Gov at the World Bank Institute, on how technology is being leveraged to promote good governance and increased transparency in fragile states and emerging markets.
This was a meeting of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Roundtable series.
Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.
The Women and Technology Roundtable series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.
This roundtable was part of the ExxonMobil Women and Development series, which was organized by CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program and made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.
Experts discuss the impact of technology and banking on the economic and political development of women.
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.
Ted Turner, chairman of Turner Enterprises, reflects on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy.
Listen to Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, discuss technology and innovation, as well as the implications of recent legislation on Verizon.
This meeting was part of the CEO Speaker series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights.
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini discusses his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He also describes the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini will discuss his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He will also describe the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Concentrating on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy, Mr. Turner will share personal anecdotes and reflect on larger lessons for innovation and international relations. In collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Home Box Office History Makers Series sponsors speakers whose contributions made a prominent impact at a critical juncture in history.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2015 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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