Video segments with CFR fellows and other experts on vital foreign policy and national security topics.
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The next president will be forced to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in "a different Middle East context," as possible leadership transitions on both sides as well as ongoing regional changes will affect the context in which the peace process is pursued, says CFR's Robert M. Danin.
CFR's James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy's inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy
See more in United States; Presidents and Chiefs of State; History and Theory of International Relations
CFR's James M. Lindsay remembers the anniversary of voting on the Ludlow Amendment and discusses it in the context of current debates about the power to commit force abroad.
See more in History and Theory of International Relations; United States; Wars and Warfare
China's rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR's Elizabeth C. Economy.
See more in China; Elections
CFR's Stewart Patrick outlines the debate over UN Security Council reform and discusses the obstacles going forward.
See more in International Organizations and Alliances
Blackstone strategist Byron Wien gives a cautiously optimistic forecast on world economic developments in 2012, in a discussion with CFR's Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Wien just released his closely followed annual "Ten Surprises" list of probable economic, financial market, and political events.
See more in United States; Financial Crises
Immigration reform remains a hot topic in the 2012 presidential race, but the winner will have to move beyond an enforcement-only approach in dealing with illegal immigrants, says CFR's Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden, in a video issue brief.
See more in Elections; Immigration
Joan E. Donoghue, the U.S. member judge of the International Court of Justice, discusses the uneasy relationship between the United States and the UN body. She says the United States has increased its engagement with the ICJ on the contentious issue of capital punishment.
See more in International Organizations and Alliances
Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi discusses the factors behind anti-Americanism in Pakistan. He says the two countries have failed to develop a strategic relationship because of their differences in Afghanistan.
See more in Pakistan; Counterterrorism
A top New York City police official and author of a new book on al-Qaeda, Mitchell Silber, discusses with CFR's Ed Husain the persistent threat of a homegrown U.S. radical mounting a terrorist attack.
See more in Terrorism
Following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, the transition of power in North Korea could see Pyongyang engaging in further provocative activities, says CFR's Paul Stares.
See more in North Korea; Proliferation
The next U.S. president will have to navigate between grand ambition and the realities of the world economy, says CFR international economics expert Sebastian Mallaby. 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; United States
The United States should withhold its support for the Kabila government until the situation in Congo clarifies, says CFR's Africa expert John Campbell.
See more in Elections; Congo, Democratic Republic of
CFR's Stephen Biddle discusses the increasing emphasis on non-military ties between the United States and Iraq.
See more in Iraq; Wars and Warfare
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses the importance of bilateral and multilateral security efforts with CFR's James M. Lindsay.
See more in Global Governance; Defense and Security; United States
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
CFR's Sebastian Mallaby discusses the EU summit's potential for stemming the tide of the eurozone debt crisis.
See more in Financial Crises
USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg discusses the challenges facing the organization in an environment of constrained budgets.
See more in Economic Development
Grupo Salinas chairman and founder Ricardo Salinas discusses the challenges of doing business in Latin America with CFR Board Member Donna Hrinak.
See more in Business and Foreign Policy; Latin America and the Caribbean
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