A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations on-the-record meetings, in their entirety. Listen to world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women joined the Women and Foreign Policy program’s director, Rachel Vogelstein, to discuss implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
See more in Global; Development
Alyssa Ayres discusses how the United States and India should work together to improve their shared interests.
See more in India; United States; Politics and Strategy
Experts discuss Saudi Arabia's escalating tensions with Iran, as well as its relations with its regional neighbors and the United States.
See more in Saudi Arabia; Politics and Strategy
Robert P. Jones provides an overview of American religious dynamics.
See more in United States; Elections; Religion
Angus Deaton discusses foreign aid, global and national inequality, and globalization.
See more in Global; Economics
Experts discuss the legacy of the George H.W. Bush administration.
See more in United States; History and Theory of International Relations; Presidents and Chiefs of State
Micah Zenko, senior fellow at CFR, discusses the use of red teams—groups enlisted to identify weaknesses and anticipate threats—by the military, intelligence community, and private sector, and outlines best practices for employing these teams effectively.
See more in Global; Intelligence; Defense Strategy
Susana Malcorra discusses Argentina's foreign policy under the newly elected government.
See more in Argentina; Politics and Strategy
Andrew Doran, senior advisor to In Defense of Christians, discusses the historical and cultural context of Christianity in the Middle East and provides an overview of the persecution faced by Christians and other religious groups in the region.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Religion; Peacekeeping
Experts discuss the Zika virus health emergency, its impact on Brazil, and actions that need to be taken to prevent a crisis.
See more in Global; Diseases, Infectious
Experts discuss recent trends in the global economy.
See more in Global; Economics; Energy and Environment
Stanley Fischer discusses the U.S. economy, recent economic developments, and monetary policy.
See more in Global; United States; Economics
Chris Murphy discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Politics and Strategy; Defense and Security
Experts discuss U.S. policy options in Syria and the Middle East, along with possible outcomes of the upcoming Syria peace talks in Geneva.
See more in Syria; Iraq; Defense and Security
Vali R. Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, discusses rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran and the subsequent escalation of sectarian conflict throughout the region.
See more in Iran; Saudi Arabia; Religion
Four Russian literary figures share their experience as creative intellectuals in modern Russia and provide their perspective on the Russian government’s use of media, literature, and other forms of creative expression to regulate the narrative of the past and the present.
See more in Russian Federation; Culture and Foreign Policy
Experts discuss economic and political issues and possibilities in the year ahead.
See more in Global; United States; Economics; Politics and Strategy
Experts discuss the role that foreign policy will play in the upcoming contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.
See more in United States; Elections
Robert Gates discusses civic duty and leadership, and addresses the future of U.S. national security and defense.
See more in United States; Defense and Security; Politics and Strategy
Jeb Bush discusses U.S. foreign policy challenges and opportunities.
See more in United States; Global; Diplomacy and Statecraft