"Foreign Affairs" LIVE - Development: The Post-Doha Agenda
The Foreign Affairs LIVE series brings together authors, Council members, and friends of the magazine for timely, in-depth discussions on significant global issues. Please join Nancy Birdsall and Susan Schwab for a conversation on the implications of trade policy on international development for this special installment with media partner Devex.
For background reading, please see the following Foreign Affairs articles by Nancy Birdsall and Susan Schwab:
* In The Post-Washington Consensus, coauthored with Francis Fukuyama, Nancy Birdsall explains how developing countries will trade the flexibility associated with a free-market economic model for domestic policies meant to ensure greater resilience in the face of competitive pressures and global economic trauma.
* In After Doha, Susan Schwab argues that the current round of trade talks is probably doomed–but that world leaders can and should still hammer out smaller agreements to lower barriers, protect the environment, and drive development.
Steven Simon, former senior director for Middle Eastern and North African affairs at the National Security Council, and Barak Mendelsohn, associate professor of political science at Haverford College discuss the fight between the Iraqi government and the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
Iraqi President Fuad Masum joins Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent for the New York Times, to discuss ISIS and the current situation in Iraq.
Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams details the United States' goals in Iraq and Syria: to alleviate the humanitarian and refugee crisis; to prevent an Iranian victory in Syria; and to strike devastating blows at the Islamic State.