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.

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

Population Growth's Regional Variations

Speaker: Yanzhong Huang

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

Free Trade Agreements Signal Bipartisan Cooperation

Speaker: Edward Alden

The U.S. ratification of the stalled Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama indicates that "there is a possibility, despite the very great partisan divisions in Congress, of bipartisan cooperation on economic issues," says CFR's Edward Alden. However, Alden emphasizes that "it is important not to overstate the potential job creation benefits" of the agreements.

See more in United States; Colombia; South Korea; Panama; Trade

Mobile's Role in Women's Development

Interviewer: Isobel Coleman
Interviewee: Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair's organization has found that the gender gap is particularly wide in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

See more in Global; Women; Telecommunications