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.

Global Governance in a Changing World

Interviewer: Stewart M. Patrick
Interviewee: Thierry de Montbrial

In the wake of the debate over electing a non-American president of the World Bank, CFR's Stewart Patrick and Thierry de Montbrial of the French Institute for International Relations discuss the challenges of reforming global institutions to include emerging powers.

See more in Global Governance

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Foreign Aid

Speaker: Isobel Coleman

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will have to address shifting priorities and maintain the relevancy and impact of U.S. foreign aid as government assistance is dwarfed by other forms of capital flows and new donor countries emerge, says CFR's Isobel Coleman.

See more in United States; Foreign Aid; Elections

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: India

Speaker: Daniel S. Markey

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election must be prepared to deal with a potential reemerging crisis between India and Pakistan, engage with India over its relations with Iran and interests in Afghanistan, and face an upcoming leadership transition in the country, says CFR's Daniel Markey.

See more in India; Elections

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Defense

Speaker: Richard K. Betts

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will have to determine the scope of defense policy ambitions under strong pressure to restore domestic economic solvency, which will "overshadow" policy questions, says CFR's Richard K. Betts.

See more in Defense Budget; United States

Beyond the BRICS

Speaker: Stewart M. Patrick

A second tier of middle-income powers is emerging beyond the BRICS alliance of Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa. CFR's Stewart M. Patrick discusses how these countries complicate traditional conceptions of East vs. West and developed vs. developing nations.

See more in Global Governance

Arab Spring and Women's Rights

Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria
Interviewee: Minky Worden

On International Women's Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.

See more in Women; Middle East and North Africa

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Africa

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will risk "unpleasant surprises" if he fails to pay sufficient attention to Africa, says CFR's John Campbell.

See more in Elections; Africa (sub-Saharan)

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: North Korea

North Korea may be on the verge of a "transformative moment," which will require the time, attention, and resources of the winner of the U.S. presidential election, says CFR's Scott Snyder.

See more in Elections; North Korea