Video segments with CFR fellows and other experts on vital foreign policy and national security topics.
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Fuad Siniora, former prime minister of Lebanon, discusses the implications of Osama bin Laden's death for the Middle East, the Hamas-Fatah agreement, and the U.S. role in supporting the Arab Spring with Mohamad Bazzi, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Ed Husain, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that Osama bin Laden is more valuable to al-Qaeda dead than alive. Comparing bin Laden's death to that of Sayyid Qutb, Husain argues bin Laden could now become an even more powerful icon.
See more in Terrorism; Algeria
Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the deal between the secularist Fatah and radical Islamist Hamas factions will effectively put Obama administration efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on hold.
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Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the implications of Osama bin Laden's death for the United States' role in Afghanistan.
See more in Afghanistan; Military Operations; Terrorist Leaders; United States
Jim Owens, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Emeritus, discusses the importance of competitiveness and free trade issues for the long term economic health of the United States and for the country's leadership role in the world. Owens spoke to Council on Foreign Relations Vice President Camille Massey during CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.
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Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, explores the implications of Osama bin Laden's death for U.S. tense relations with Pakistan, the country in which the al-Qaeda leader was hiding.
See more in Pakistan; United States; Politics and Strategy; Terrorist Leaders
James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses how the news that U.S. Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden will influence U.S. foreign policy, President Barack Obama's public opinion, and the war in Afghanistan.
See more in Terrorism; Terrorist Leaders; United States; Politics and Strategy
Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, expects that bin Laden's death will not have a significant impact on al-Qaeda or organizations like it. Extremist activity targeting countries in the Middle East and the United States is likely to continue, says Cook.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Radicalization and Extremism; Terrorist Leaders
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that bin Laden's death helps the drive for democracy in the Middle East and weakens the influence of al-Qaeda in the Arab world.
See more in Terrorist Leaders; Terrorist Organizations and Networks; Middle East and North Africa
Having just returned from Cuba's Communist Party Congress, Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Julia Sweig, shares her analysis of the political and economic reforms introduced by Raul Castro.
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Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal. Altman and Bussey spoke on the sidelines of CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.
See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; United States
Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi discusses the impact of the Arab Spring on the democratic movement in Iran with Isobel Coleman, Director of the Council on Foreign Relations' Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
See more in Iran; Democratization; Political Movements and Protests
Following reports of substantial rigging in Nigeria's April 16 presidential elections, John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the issue is not whether Jonathan would have won the elections "anyway," but rather the sentiment among Northerners that the PDP yet again stole the elections.
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Energy Analyst Ed Morse discusses the impact of turmoil in the Middle East on energy production with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose.
See more in Energy Policy; Middle East and North Africa; Oil
Following Goodluck Jonathan's victory in Nigeria's April 16 presidential elections, John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the implications for political power sharing in a divided country.
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Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in international capital flows. Spence spoke to Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary and Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, at CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.
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Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Quartet Representative to the Middle East, discusses the role of international governments in promoting democracy in the Middle East with Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.
See more in Libya; Democratization
Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women and former president of Chile, discusses the empowerment of women around the world with CFR's Director of Studies, James Lindsay. Bachelet emphasizes the importance of contextualizing the support provided in each country, and the need to combine both top-down and bottom-up approaches.
See more in International Organizations and Alliances; Women; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity
Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, discusses the company's acquisition of T-Mobile with Thomson Reuters' Chrystia Freeland. Stephenson addressed the upcoming regulatory approval process of the merger, and what it means for consumers, prices, and the iPhone.
See more in United States; Telecommunications