Video segments with CFR fellows and other experts on vital foreign policy and national security topics.
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The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of conflict will have consequences that extend far beyond the region.
See more in Afghanistan; Pakistan; Terrorist Organizations and Networks; Regional Security
Is the U.S. trade deficit a problem for the United States? If so, does it reflect competitiveness problems that are in part due to trade policies, or is it caused by factors that have nothing to do with trade policies? What are the proper policy responses?
See more in United States; Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Federal regulators voted to uphold net neutrality, but the debate is likely to continue in Congress and the courts for some time, says CFR’s Karen Kornbluh.
See more in United States; Internet Policy; Telecommunications
Terrorism today is increasingly transnational, geographically dispersed, and ideologically diverse, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.
See more in Global; Terrorism; Radicalization and Extremism
President Obama's decision to restore relations with Cuba is sensible foreign policy, but a number of obstacles remain on the path to normalization, explains CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins.
See more in United States; Cuba; Politics and Strategy
The deterioration of violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, disputes in Ukraine and the East and South China Seas, and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea are among the top concerns of foreign policy experts, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in Global; Conflict Prevention
President Obama's executive action on immigration policy is ambitious yet flawed, and Congress must now decide how to proceed, explains CFR's Edward Alden.
See more in United States; Immigration
Diplomatic relations between Japan and China must improve for the Asia-Pacific region to thrive economically and politically, explains CFR’s Sheila Smith.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Diplomacy and Statecraft
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong feel Beijing has reneged on its guarantees of greater autonomy for the former British colony, says CFR's Barbara Demick.
See more in Hong Kong; Political Movements and Protests; Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures
A greater international response is required to help West African governments overcome major logistical challenges in responding to Ebola, says CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Diseases, Infectious; Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is likely to deepen until leaders in Baghdad can form an inclusive government and defeat jihadist fighters on the battlefield, explains CFR's Isobel Coleman.
See more in Iraq; Humanitarian Intervention; Refugees and the Displaced
The violence in Gaza is likely to continue until a third party brokers a deal that allows both Israel and Hamas to claim successes as a result of the bloodshed, says CFR's Robert Danin.
See more in Israel; Palestine; Military Operations; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whether the Arctic can be developed sustainably and peaceably.
See more in Arctic; Energy and Environment
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights; Religion
The United States should take a leading role in shaping international norms for the use of armed drones, explains CFR's Sarah Kreps.
See more in Global; Drones
Poor government oversight and protests in Brazil have expanded the World Cup narrative beyond soccer and into politics, explains CFR's Julia Sweig.
See more in Brazil; Development; Economics
Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts discuss a range of preventive measures aimed at mitigating miscalculations by sea captains or political leaders that could trigger an armed conflict.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Conflict Prevention
Ukraine's intensifying crisis has the Obama administration hinting at tougher sanctions against Russia, which could threaten Moscow's ability to trade and invest, says CFR's Robert Kahn.
See more in Russian Federation; Sanctions
The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China's growing assertiveness, have fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washington's security commitments in its strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Defense and Security
Western leaders' ejection of Russia from the Group of Eight eliminates a "longstanding irritant" for the G7, but it will not likely influence Putin's strategic calculations, says CFR's Stewart M. Patrick.
See more in Global; International Organizations and Alliances