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CFR's James M. Lindsay remembers the formation of the America First Committee on September 4, 1941. He discusses the committee's meteoric rise, its claim that the war in Europe did not threaten American security, and its ultimate failure to prevent FDR from moving the United States closer to Great Britain.
See more in United States; History and Theory of International Relations
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's visit to Iran signals a shift in his country's foreign policy away from Washington's influence, which, paradoxically, could have some positive upshots for the United States, says CFR's Steven Cook.
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The rise in attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan by members of Afghan forces may have serious implications for the overall campaign in Afghanistan, as the endangerment of troops calls into question plans for a sustained advisory presence past 2014, says CFR's Linda Robinson.
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John O. Brennan discusses U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen's political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security situation throughout the country.
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Intensification of the violence in Syria presents renewed cause for military intervention, either to protect innocent civilian lives or to potentially police or enforce a peace agreement or political settlement, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in Syria; Humanitarian Intervention
Ongoing investigations into Barclays' fraudulent Libor submissions highlights critical lessons about conflicts of interest, pressures on regulators, and banks that are too big to fail, says CFR's Sebastian Mallaby.
See more in International Finance
Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, discusses North America's natural gas and oil resources, technological innovations, and their effect on the global energy market.
This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.
See more in Oil; Energy Policy; United States
Ambassador Carlos Gianelli Derois and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein discuss the challenges that governments face in balancing international trade and tobacco control objectives and the increasing number of trade disputes involving tobacco control that have arisen under bilateral investment treaties (BIT) and at the WTO.
This meeting is part of the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable Series, which provides a forum for U.S. policymakers, academics, and other prominent experts to evaluate the most pressing health and development challenges afflicting low- and middle-income countries. The series explores best practices and potential solutions from the field's leading thinkers and serves to educate and engage CFR's influential membership.
See more in United States; Trade
Hyun In-taek and Kim Tae-young discuss their experiences managing crises on the Korean peninsula in 2010 and their policy recommendations for future U.S.-ROK cooperation.
See more in South Korea; United States; Regional Security
David E. Sanger and Daniel Klaidman discuss their respective books and assess the Obama administration's national security policies and practices.
The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve parliament has "thrown Egypt into turmoil once again," threatening the upcoming presidential election runoff and the hopes of the country's sixteen-month-old revolution, says CFR's Steven A. Cook.
See more in Egypt; Democratization; Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures
A Greek exit from the euro following the country's upcoming elections will be have negative consequences for Greece, European banks, as well as the eurozone, cautions CFR's Sabastian Mallaby.
See more in Elections; Greece
Secretary Geithner discusses the state of the global economy and the U.S. recovery.
See more in Financial Crises; EU
As world leaders prepare for the Group of Twenty nations summit June 18-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico, CFR's Stewart M. Patrick talks with Enrique Berruga of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations about the upcoming meeting and the G20's future.
See more in Global Governance
A panel discussion marking the release of CFR's new ebook, Iran: The Nuclear Challenge. The essays in this volume, all authored by fellows in CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program and edited by Robert Blackwill, inform readers on how, not what, to think about Iran's nuclear activities.
See more in Iran; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation
The talks between Iranian and IAEA officials will focus on potential inspections at the Parchin military base, and the outcome will influence upcoming P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran in Moscow, says CFR's Michael Levi.
See more in Iran; Proliferation
John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan: An American Life, discusses the diplomatic and personal legacy of George F. Kennan, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union.
This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today.
See more in History and Theory of International Relations; Europe
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discusses the current state of the world's refugees.
This meeting is part of the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture series, which was established by the Council and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.
See more in Global; Refugees and the Displaced
Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.
See more in Human Rights; China; Rule of Law
Senator Marco Rubio discusses foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
See more in Politics and Strategy; United States