CFR maintains an archive of full-length videos from its on-the-record meetings, as well as brief highlight videos for select meetings. Separate archives of transcripts and audio recordings are also available.
Inequality has been steadily rising in the United States since the 1970s, but the gap between rich and poor increased dramatically following the financial crisis of 2008. José Ángel Gurría of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development joins Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women's World Banking to discuss the growing inequality problem and what steps can be taken to promote more inclusive growth going forward.
See more in Global; Economic Development
With the deployment in Afghanistan winding down and facing significant budget cuts, the U.S. Army finds itself in a period of transition. Army chief of staff Raymond Odierno joins CNN's James Sciutto to discuss the ongoing rebalancing of U.S. forces toward Asia and the challenges of maintaining military readiness in a post-sequestration environment.
See more in United States; Defense and Security
Despite being criticized by many economists as being inherently deflationary and eyed with suspicion by government financial regulators, Bitcoin continues to grow in popularity. Gavin Andresen from the Bitcoin Foundation and Douglas Rediker of the Petersen Institute of International Economics discuss what Bitcoin is and where it is headed in the future.
See more in Global; Economics; Technology and Science
China's growing demand for natural resources has been a boon for commodity producers, but it has also raised concerns about its effects on the global economy. Following the publication of their new book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World, CFR Fellows Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi join CFR's Director of Studies James M. Lindsay to discuss some of their findings.
See more in China; Economics
Sochi's volatile surroundings, the imposing scale of the games, and the need for an international coordinated response in the event of attack present security risks for the 2014 Winter Olympics, says CFR's Ray Kelly.
See more in Russia and Central Asia; Defense and Security
Emerging economies have boomed over the past decade, but many have recently seen their currencies come under pressure. With a potential currency crisis looming, CFR's Steven Cook, Marcus Noland of the Petersen Institute for International Economics, and Mitchell Orenstein of Northeastern University take an in-depth look at three emerging market success stories in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.
See more in South Korea; Turkey; Emerging Markets
CFR Fellows Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss their recently published book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World.
See more in China; Energy and Environment; Economics
Experts discuss the recent history and evolution of the U.S. government's use of financial power and influence in national security.
See more in United States; Terrorism and the Economy
China's recent declaration of an air defense identification zone and territorial disputes in the East China and South China seas have led to increased tensions between China and its neighbors.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Territorial Disputes
Broad-based international economic sanctions on Iran have significantly impaired its economy and brought the regime to the negotiating table, but the recently concluded interim nuclear agreement remains controversial among many members of Congress.
See more in Iran; Politics and Strategy
With the Winter Olympics at Sochi set to begin in a matter of days, former ambassador John Beyrle, Angela Stent of Georgetown University, and CFR's Stephen Sestanovich discuss the current state and recent history of U.S.-Russia relations with Andrew Guff.
See more in Russian Federation; United States; Politics and Strategy
Olivier Blanchard of the International Monetary Fund offers his perspective on the world economy in a conversation with Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs.
See more in Global; Economics
As U.S. troops prepare to draw down from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, it is time for Washington to reorient its strategy for Pakistan, says CFR's Daniel S. Markey.
See more in Pakistan; Politics and Strategy
The crisis in the Central African Republic has reignited, threatening regional long-term peace and stability unless a neutral transitional administration is formed, says CFR's John Campbell.
See more in Central African Republic; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.
See more in United States; Economics
In keeping with the core mission of the Center for Preventive Action, this meeting evaluates the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2014.
See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
The Egyptian government's ban of the Muslim Brotherhood and its classification as a terrorist organization is unlikely to uproot the organization, says CFR's Steven A. Cook.
See more in Egypt; Politics and Strategy
Unrest in the Middle East, brinksmanship in the East China Sea, and instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan top foreign policy experts' concerns for 2014, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in Global; Conflict Prevention
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