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June 7, 2012

Iran
IAEA-Iran Talks: Three Things to Know

The talks between Iranian and IAEA officials will focus on potential inspections at the Parchin military base, and the outcome will influence upcoming P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran in Moscow, says CFR…

May 17, 2012

Development
The G8 Summit: Three Things to Know

The G8 meeting at Camp David will focus on food security and advancing political transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, while the debate over solutions to the eurozone crisis will largely s…

April 17, 2012

Cuba
Lessons Learned: Bay of Pigs Invasion

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961, and discusses the importance of preparing for failure and planning accordingly.

March 8, 2012

Elections and Voting
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.

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

January 19, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Lessons Learned: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy

December 14, 2011

Elections and Voting
Congo Standoff Requires African Solution

The United States should withhold its support for the Kabila government until the situation in Congo clarifies, says CFR’s Africa expert John Campbell.

October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…

July 11, 2011

Sudan
South Sudan: New Nation Faces Unresolved Problems

The independence of South Sudan is a call for celebration but many difficult issues remain unresolved, says John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations…

June 7, 2011

Afghanistan
Education Key to Building Afghan Security Forces’ Capacity

Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, head of NATO training efforts in Afghanistan, says 9 out of 10 Afghan security recruits are illiterate, and emphasizes the education role that has become a major compone…