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Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decline of French colonial power in Indochina and links it to the increasing involvement of the United States in the region.
See more in Global; Wars and Warfare
With the federal budget deficit rapidly shrinking and the United States seemingly on the road to sustained economic growth, Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the economic policy priorities of the Obama administration and what lies ahead for the U.S. economy.
See more in United States; Economics
RAND Corporation's Seth G. Jones, coauthor of the new Council Special Report Afghanistan After the Drawdown, discusses the role of the United States in Afghanistan after 2014.
See more in Afghanistan; Counterterrorism; Regional Security
The rise of 3D printing has raised hopes of rejuvenating the long-beleaguered U.S. manufacturing sector.
See more in United States; Technology and Science
CFR Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies Stephen Sestanovich discusses the political protests in Ukraine and their long-term political effects on the country and the region.
See more in Europe; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Sheila A. Smith, Scott A. Snyder and Paul B. Stares discuss the growing crisis in the East China Sea between Japan and China.
See more in China; Regional Security
With the Muslim Brotherhood sidelined for the time being and the military once again firmly in charge, the Egyptian political landscape has settled into a three-way stalemate between the Islamists, secular liberals, and old-guard elites.
This meeting is part of the "What to Do About" series, which highlights specific issues and features experts who put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.
See more in Egypt; Organization of Government
As the North American shale gas boom continues to transform the global energy economy, Fatih Birol discusses his latest findings from the 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook.
See more in Global; Energy and Environment
With a majority of the American public now saying that they view U.S. global power and influence as being in decline, Pew Research Center president Alan Murray and CFR President Richard N. Haass sit down to discuss the latest "America's Place in the World" survey.
See more in United States; Globalization
Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies, and Robert McMahon, editor at CFR.org, discuss the nuclear deal with Iran.
See more in Iran; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation
Jörg Asmussen reflects on the European Central Bank's role in overcoming the eurozone crisis and the economic challenges for Europe ahead in 2014.
This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.
See more in Europe; Economics
Experts discuss how the cost of U.S. healthcare is impacting the economy, as part of CFR's Renewing America series.
The Renewing America series examines how policies at home directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.
See more in United States; Health Policy and Initiatives
Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Vincent Reinhart discuss the U.S. economy amidst continuing fiscal uncertainty.
See more in Global; Economics
Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, discusses international philanthropy and how such aid can be more effectively used as part of the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable Series.
See more in Global; Development
Experts discuss Israel's domestic achievements and challenges, and offer recommendations for moving forward.
See more in Israel; Politics and Strategy
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the United Kingdom's first Muslim cabinet minister and minister for faith, discusses her work on faith and foreign policy.
See more in Global; Religion
Representative Smith discusses the current situation in Syria and U.S. policy options moving forward.
See more in Syria; Politics and Strategy
Bob Kaiser and Norm Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the current system.
See more in United States; Politics and Strategy
Jagdish Bhagwati, CFR's senior fellow for international economics, discusses his new book, Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries.
This meeting is part of CFR's fellow's book launch series.
See more in India; Economics
Donald Gips, Jay Ireland, and Bisa Williams discuss investing in Africa.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Economic Development; Foreign Direct Investment