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.

Mexico's Drug War

Interviewees: Shannon K. OíNeil, Alejandro Hope, Stewart M. Patrick, and Laura Vargas

Despite its booming economy, Mexico continues to struggle with alarmingly high levels of violence linked to drugs and organized crime. This video primer examines the crisis and explores policy options for Mexico and the United States.

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Freedom in the World 2013

Speaker: Arch Puddington
Introductory Speakers: David Kramer and Mark P. Lagon
Panelists: Larry Diamond and Tamara Cofman Wittes

Arch Puddington presents Freedom House's "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the differences between democratic indicators within nations, regional trends, and the normative importance of the "Arab Spring."

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Mali Conflict: Three Things to Know

Speaker: John Campbell

As French forces intervene in Mali to curtail rebel forces in the country's northern region, CFR's John Campbell highlights three things to know about Mali and the escalating conflict.

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Morsi's Iran Visit: Three Things to Know

Speaker: Steven A. Cook

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's visit to Iran signals a shift in his country's foreign policy away from Washington's influence, which, paradoxically, could have some positive upshots for the United States, says CFR's Steven Cook.

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Afghan Insider Attacks: Three Things to Know

Speaker: Linda Robinson

The rise in attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan by members of Afghan forces may have serious implications for the overall campaign in Afghanistan, as the endangerment of troops calls into question plans for a sustained advisory presence past 2014, says CFR's Linda Robinson.

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