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John Campbell discusses 'Morning in South Africa', his new book that introduces post-apartheid South Africa to an international audience and argues that South Africa’s future is bright and that its democratic institutions will weather its current lackluster governance.
See more in South Africa; Politics and Strategy
Experts discuss how the UN can provide more rapid, efficient, and reliable support to peace operations, the challenges in reaching these goals, and ways the U.S. government is supporting this mission.
See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Experts discuss the political and economic implications of a Brexit, and the next steps following a "stay" or "leave" vote on June 23.
See more in United Kingdom; Politics and Strategy; International Organizations and Alliances
Amy Pope, U.S. deputy homeland security advisor and deputy assistant to the president at the White House National Security Council, joined CFR for a discussion on how the networks, talents, and perspectives of diverse populations help the United States to ensure the safety and security of its homeland against 21st century threats. Pope reflected on how women and civil society help to strengthen community resilience and combat radicalization, and what policies, strategies, and tactics the U.S. government can employ to best partner with them and address the risks that they face.
See more in Global; Defense and Security
Amina Mohammed will join us for a discussion on how to implement the ambitious post-2015 agenda. This roundtable meeting is part of a new high-level series, in collaboration with the UN Foundation, to explore issues related to implementation of the sustainable development agenda.
See more in Global; Society and Culture
Anne C. Richard discusses the scope of the global migration and refugee crisis.
See more in Global; Migration; Refugees and the Displaced
The members of the recently formed Congressional National Security Task Force discuss their goals for protecting the U.S. homeland.
See more in United States; Global; Defense and Security
Experts discuss challenges for U.S. national security in the Arctic region.
See more in Arctic; Defense and Security
Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon discuss their new book.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; United States; Politics and Strategy; Defense and Security
With another interest rate rise potentially on the horizon, please join Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard for a discussion on the economic outlook of the United States and the monetary policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
See more in United States; Global; Monetary Policy; Financial Markets
Experts discuss the growth of finance in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession and its impact on business production and income inequality, and whether government regulations introduced after 2008 have proven effective in preventing another recession.
See more in Global; United States; Financial Markets; Banks and Banking
Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon discuss The Pragmatic Superpower.
See more in United States; Middle East and North Africa; Diplomacy and Statecraft; Defense and Security
Experts address steps the U.S. federal government can take to bolster economic competitiveness in international markets and to incentivize businesses to invest more in the United States.
See more in United States; Competitiveness; Trade
Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris discuss War by Other Means.
See more in Global; Diplomacy and Statecraft; Economics
John C. Williams discusses evolving challenges and approaches to monetary policy, and their implications for fiscal policies aimed at enhancing long-run growth.
See more in United States; Monetary Policy; Banks and Banking
From mass migration, to violent extremism, to climate change, the next U.S. administration will face daunting threats to global stability and U.S. national security interests. The nature of these challenges, coupled with the decentralization of power across the globe, will demand inclusive solutions that draw upon the knowledge, skills, and networks of diverse populations. Drawing upon National Defense University’s recent PRISM publication on women, peace, and inclusive security, Michèle Flournoy joined CFR for a discussion on why the next U.S. administration must include women and civil society in its national security strategy and policy to advance stability around the world.
See more in Global; Defense and Security
Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris discuss War by Other Means, their new book on why the United States must strategically integrate economic and financial instruments into its foreign policy or risk losing ground as a world power.
See more in Global; Economics; Diplomacy and Statecraft
Experts discuss the mounting challenges to international cooperation today, and the launch of the Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation.
See more in Global; Global Governance
Experts discuss the trade off between privacy and security in the debate over government access to encrypted data, and the implications for business, counterterrorism, and user security.
See more in Global; Defense and Security; Privacy
Rachel B. Vogelstein discusses the critical role of gender equity in economic development.
See more in Global; Women; Religion