Video segments with CFR fellows and other experts on vital foreign policy and national security topics.
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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 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
Following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, the transition of power in North Korea could see Pyongyang engaging in further provocative activities, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in North Korea; Proliferation
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
The United States should withhold its support for the Kabila government until the situation in Congo clarifies, says CFR's Africa expert John Campbell.
See more in Elections; Congo, Democratic Republic of
CFR's Stephen Biddle discusses the increasing emphasis on non-military ties between the United States and Iraq.
See more in Iraq; Wars and Warfare
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses the importance of bilateral and multilateral security efforts with CFR's James M. Lindsay.
See more in Global Governance; Defense and Security; United States
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
Grupo Salinas chairman and founder Ricardo Salinas discusses the challenges of doing business in Latin America with CFR Board Member Donna Hrinak.
See more in Business and Foreign Policy; Latin America and the Caribbean
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
Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and the fragility of the Pakistani democracy.
See more in Pakistan; Politics and Strategy; United States
CFR's Robert Danin says the Arab League's move to suspend Syria opens the door for greater action by the international community.
See more in Syria
CFR's Scott Snyder says the Obama administration's new initiatives in Asia threaten the primary role that APEC has played as a gathering for Asian leaders.
See more in International Organizations and Alliances; Asia and Pacific
CFR's Matthew Kroenig discusses the newly released IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program.
See more in Iran; Proliferation
Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Stephen W. Bosworth, says it is necessary for the United States to continue to engage with North Korea.
See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft; North Korea
CFR's Benn Steil discusses the ECB's role and limitations in mitigating the eurozone debt crisis.
See more in EU; Financial Crises; Monetary Policy
As the world's population surpasses seven billion, CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Yanzhong Huang identifies the variety of ways in which different global regions are impacted by population growth. Huang argues that a region- and issue-specific approach is needed to address population issues.
See more in Population; Global
Rob Quartel, chairman and CEO of NTELX, discusses the need for investment in U.S. infrastructure with CFR's James M. Lindsay. "We really have to focus on alternative means for paying for infrastructure," argues Quartel.
See more in United States; Infrastructure
Ed Husain, CFR's senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, discusses the emergence of Islamist political parties in Tunisia.
See more in Democratization; Elections; Tunisia
Senator Carl M. Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, discusses U.S. involvement in Libya following Qaddafi's death, as well as progress in Afghanistan and possible federal budget sequestration with CFR's James M. Lindsay.
See more in Libya; Defense and Security