Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discusses the influence of the United States on common and organized crime in Central America, and offers policy recommendations for what the United States could do domestically and internationally to mitigate the violence.
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Shanker A. Singham, chairman of the International Roundtable on Trade and Competition Policy, leads a conversation on how government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions harm U.S. exports and state and local economies.
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Reza Aslan, CFR's adjunct senior fellow, leads a conversation on Iran and its role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
See more in Iran; Palestine; Religion; Israel
Micah Zenko, CFR's Douglas Dillon fellow in the Center for Preventive Action, discusses U.S. drone strikes and their global implications.
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Joshua Kurlantzick, CFR's fellow for Southeast Asia, leads a conversation on the conflict between Thailand's growing Muslim insurgency and majority Buddhist security forces.
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CFR's James M. Lindsay leads a conversation on what the U.S. president needs to know about foreign policy, how past presidents have navigated their portfolios, and the challenges facing the Obama administration in its second term.
See more in Elections; Presidents and Chiefs of State
Bernard K. Gordon, professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Hampshire, leads a discussion on the ongoing negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Thomas Bollyky, CFR's senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, leads a discussion on the rise of noncommunicable diseases in the developing world, attitudes towards them, and solutions for addressing them.
See more in Global; Diseases, Noncommunicable
Alexandra Starr, Emerson fellow at the New America Foundation, discusses the findings and policy recommendations of her CFR Working Paper on the economic potential of Latino immigrant entrepreneurs.
See more in Immigration; Latin America and the Caribbean; Entrepreneurship
Ahmad Corbitt, director of the New York Office of Public and International Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, leads a conversation on the growth of the religion and what has been referred to in the media as the "Mormon Moment."
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James M. Lindsay, CFR's senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair, leads a conversation on how foreign policy is playing out in the U.S. presidential campaign.
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Michael A. Levi discusses the issues surrounding fracking, including the environmental implications.
See more in Pollution; Oil; United States
Jendayi Frazer, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for Africa Studies, discusses preventing conflict between Sudan and South Sudan.
See more in Sudan; Conflict Prevention
Suhag Shukla, cofounder of the Hindu American Foundation, leads a conversation on the role of faith-based organizations in global conflict and emergency response.
See more in Religion; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights; Global
Robert D. Blackwill, CFR's Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, discusses the issues and contingencies surrounding Iran's nuclear program.
See more in Proliferation; Iran
Elliott Abrams and Ed Husain, CFR senior fellows for Middle Eastern studies, lead a conversation on the current situation in Syria and discuss challenges that lie ahead, both for the country and the international community.
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Victoria Taylor leads a conversation on Tunisia's attempts to reconcile a role for religion in what had been, until last year's pivotal revolution, a staunchly secular society.
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Blake Clayton discusses oil speculation and the U.S. energy market.
See more in United States; Energy Policy; Oil
Leonid Kishkovsky, director of external affairs and interchurch relations for the Orthodox Church in America, leads a conversation on the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Kremlin, and the standing of religious minorities in Russia.
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Scott Thomasson, president of NewBuild Strategies LLC, discusses policy and legislative issues affecting state investment in infrastructure.
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