Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson shares his views on how U.S.-based multinational corporations can help expand American influence abroad and be a positive force for progress. Watson also discusses recent global energy trends, including the rise in production of shale gas and other unconventional energy sources, that are being driven by advances in energy technology.
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has taken extensive new powers for himself. CFR's Ed Husain highlights three underlying issues at the core of Egypt's power struggle.
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Jean Edward Smith, senior scholar at Columbia University's history department, discusses his new book, Eisenhower in War and Peace.
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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.
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Tim Weiner and film director Carl Colby discuss the film The Man Nobody Knew, which uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster William Colby.
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Claudio Loser and Antoine van Agtmael discuss perspectives on how Latin American countries have weathered the global financial crisis and assess what is at stake for the region's economies in the future.
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As China unveils a new top leadership, CFR's Elizabeth Economy highlights three challenges the new Politburo Standing Committee faces.
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As the recovery from hurricane Sandy gets under way, CFR's Michael A. Levi highlights three policy takeaways from the storm.
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Hungarian foreign minister János Martonyi discusses the current state of affairs in Europe from the Hungarian perspective.
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Experts discuss CFR's Renewing America initiative issues: the U.S. fiscal cliff, government regulations, the state of U.S. infrastructure, and the economic consequences of political polarization.
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Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.
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The EU's Nobel Peace Prize selection comes as the bloc struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Nevertheless, the EU represents one of the great peacemaking accomplishments of the modern era.
See more in EU; International Organizations and Alliances
Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JP Morgan Chase & Co., discusses the state of the global economy.
See more in Global; International Finance; Financial Crises
Vivek Wadhwa discusses his work with AnnaLee Saxenian of Berkeley on the critical contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs to the rise of Silicon Valley.
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Following Turkey's decision to authorize military action against Syria, CFR's Steven Cook highlights three reasons why tensions are unlikely to escalate to war.
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Gil Kerlikowske, director of the National Drug Control Policy, discusses global drug policy, including a new emphasis on programs that recognize drug addiction as a disease of the brain instead of a moral failure, domestic and international trends in drug consumption, and the diversification of transnational criminal organizations.
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Shibley Telhami and film director Soraya Umewaka discuss the film Tomorrow We Will See, which follows a new generation of artists and designers living in Beirut.
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Iranian minister of foreign affairs Ali Akbar Salehi discusses Iran's nuclear program, sanctions, and the country's relationship with the United States.
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Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki describes the history of the democratic movement in his country, as well as Tunisia's role in the Arab uprisings.
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Acting Secretary Blank discusses policies and investments for supporting U.S. competitiveness and job growth.
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