Speaker: Randal C. Archibold Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil Speaker: Arturo Sarukhan Presider: Jose W. Fernandez
Experts delve into the domestic politics of Mexico, analyzing the impact of corruption, the drug war, and Mexico’s bilateral strategy with the United States following disagreements over immigration, border walls, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Speaker: Lisa Anderson Speaker: Christopher S. Chivvis Speaker: Dirk Vandewalle Presider: Carol A. Giacomo
Experts examine the challenges Libya faces in regaining stability—from its ongoing civil war to the increasing danger of the Islamic State—and discuss the repercussions of foreign intervention in failing states.
Andrew Natsios, former Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining the U.S. role in mitigating famine and humanitarian crises abroad.
President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined the term.
In an election decided by just 70,000 votes in three states, it is hard to dismiss the possibility that the Russian intervention could, in fact, have tilted the outcome. That would make this the most consequential computer hack in history, but was it an act of war?
Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain.
Britain’s Theresa May is in many ways the anti-Trump. Though her Brexit mandate carries the same populist message, she has tamed it with evasive statements. As the moment of reckoning for Britain’s relationship with the EU approaches, however, the inevitable tradeoffs associated with her agenda will be harder to anesthetize.
Trump’s repeated mischaracterizations of the U.S.-Mexico relationship undermine vital U.S. interests. Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill and Theodore Rappleye assess his many untrue statements and emphasize the dangers they pose to the United States.
These have been a choice few days for aficionados of scandal. Washington hasn’t seen their like since the heyday of Whitewater, Iran-contra, and Watergate—in other words for nearly two decades. And in many ways “Kremlin-gate,” the burgeoning scandal over Team Trump’s connections to Russia, is in a class by itself.
Laurie Garrett writes that the life expectancy of Americans is lower than those living in some third-world countries and that the GOP health care bill would have decreased it even more by cutting funding to life-saving preventative care.
Speaker: William Drozdiak Speaker: Jane Hartley Speaker: Dominique Moisi Presider: David A. Andelman
Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.
Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April, and outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peacekeeping missions.
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