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Richard N. Haass discusses his new book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home, in which he puts forward a new foreign policy doctrine of Restoration, where the United States limits its engagement in wars of choice and humanitarian interventions abroad, and focuses on restoring the foundations of its power at home.
See more in United States; Politics and Strategy
George J. Mitchell discusses his career in government, as part of the HBO History Makers Series.
See more in History and Theory of International Relations; United States
Wolfgang Schaeuble discusses the financial market regulation and current state of the European Union.
See more in EU; Financial Markets
Michčle Flournoy discusses U.S. defense policy and strategy as well as broader international security challenges.
See more in United States; Defense Strategy
Helen Clark discusses the 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. The report identifies more than forty developing countries that have done better than expected in human development in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past ten years
See more in Global; Economic Development
Linda Robinson discusses the future of U.S. special operations forces.
See more in United States; Special Operations
Icelandic president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson discusses the international economic, environmental, and security implications of a changing Arctic region.
See more in Arctic; Environmental Policy
Experts discuss what lessons the military learned during the Iraq war, and how the war in Iraq will influence future policy making.
See more in Iraq; Military Operations
A panel of experts discuss the new HBO documentary film, Manhunt, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
See more in United States; Counterterrorism; Terrorist Leaders
Scott Pace and Robert Walker discuss U.S. space program budget cuts, the indefinite cancellation of U.S.-government-sponsored human space exploration, and the rise of private sector activity in the area.
See more in Space; United States
Assistant Secretary Shapiro discusses the integration of diplomacy and defense in meeting national security challenges.
See more in United States; History and Theory of International Relations
Kevin Rudd, former prime minister and foreign minister of Australia, discusses the refocusing of U.S. interests in Asia, particularly looking at the future of U.S.-Chinese relations.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Presidents and Chiefs of State
CFR Senior Fellow Shannon K. O'Neil and former Mexican ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan discuss the future of U.S.-Mexico relations with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.
See more in Mexico; United States
Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Ryan Crocker and CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey discuss the upcoming elections in Pakistan and the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations.
See more in Pakistan; Elections
Willem H. Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup, discusses break-up risk, sovereign debt restructuring, bank creditor bail-ins, debt mutualization, austerity, and growth in the Eurozone.
See more in EU; Economics
Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the role of technology in overcoming perceived natural resource scarcity. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in United States; Environmental Policy
Often referred to as one of the deadliest and most forgotten wars, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has yet to see a lasting peace in over a decade. Mvemba Dizolele, Tony Gambino, and Ben Rawlence discuss the long history of the Congo, the roadblocks to a sustainable framework agreement, and recommendations for the United States and regional players moving forward.
See more in Congo, Democratic Republic of; Conflict Assessment
Donna A. Harman, Beth Keck, and David T. Perry discuss efforts taken by their respective organizations to achieve environmental and sustainability goals along their global supply chains, citing social and ethical imperatives as primary drivers. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in United States; Corporate Governance; Environmental Policy
Jendayi Frazer, Juergen Voegele, and Gary Weir flesh out the drivers of scarcity and security challenges related to natural resources in Africa, focusing on natural resource management. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Food Security; Environmental Policy
Carl Levin discusses U.S. defense policy and ongoing national security concerns.
See more in Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures; Defense Strategy; United States