CFR Videos

Video segments with CFR fellows and other experts on vital foreign policy and national security topics.

For full-length videos of CFR-hosted conferences, symposia, and conversations between the CFR membership and distinguished guest speakers, see Event Video.

Iran and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Interviewer: Paul B. Stares
Interviewee: F. Gregory Gause III

The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran's nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.

See more in Iran; Saudi Arabia

Limits of EU's Iranian Oil Embargo

Speaker: Matthew H. Kroenig

The European Union's embargo on Iranian oil may bring Iran to the negotiating table but is unlikely to halt its controversial nuclear program, says CFR's Matthew Kroenig.

See more in Proliferation; Iran

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: China

Speaker: Elizabeth C. Economy

China's rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR's Elizabeth C. Economy.

See more in China; Elections

An Upbeat Economic Outlook for 2012

Blackstone strategist Byron Wien gives a cautiously optimistic forecast on world economic developments in 2012, in a discussion with CFR's Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Wien just released his closely followed annual "Ten Surprises" list of probable economic, financial market, and political events.

See more in United States; Financial Crises

Pakistani Media and Anti-Americanism

Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria
Interviewee: Najam Sethi

Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi discusses the factors behind anti-Americanism in Pakistan. He says the two countries have failed to develop a strategic relationship because of their differences in Afghanistan.

See more in Pakistan; Counterterrorism

Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby

The next U.S. president will have to navigate between grand ambition and the realities of the world economy, says CFR international economics expert Sebastian Mallaby. This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores the top foreign policy issues debated in the run-up to the 2012 elections.

See more in Elections; United States

Speaker: Steven A. Cook

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will likely confront a greatly changed Middle East political landscape due to ongoing civillian upheaval, says Steven A. Cook, CFR's senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies. This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores the top foreign policy issues debated in the run-up to the 2012 elections.

See more in Elections; Middle East and North Africa

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Pakistan

Speaker: Daniel S. Markey

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores the top foreign policy issues debated in the run-up to the 2012 elections. In this video, Daniel Markey, CFR's senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, discusses the strategic importance of Pakistan.

See more in Elections; Pakistan