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November 2, 2016

China
Play RTSF0KU_EC.jpg A Conversation With Ai Weiwei

Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.

April 11, 2011

China
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei throws porcelain sunflower seeds into the air as he poses for a photograph with his installation entitled ’Sunflower Seeds’, at its unveiling at the Tate Modern gallery, in London on October 11, 2010. Note to China: Why Ai Weiwei Matters to the Rest of the World

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei throws porcelain sunflower seeds into the air as he poses for a photograph with his installation entitled 'Sunflower Seeds', at its unveiling at the Tate Modern galle…

August 9, 2017

China
Robots in China Beijing’s AI Strategy: Old-School Central Planning with a Futuristic Twist

China's new artificial intelligence strategy is a signal that Beijing wants to be a leader in AI. How it gets there is a different story.

June 7, 2017

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
AI for Good Global Summit The Inaugural AI for Good Global Summit Is a Milestone but Must Focus More on Risks

The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate for International Economics and U.S. Foreign Policy.   Today through Friday, artificial intelligence (AI) experts are meeting w…

May 31, 2017

China
Trump-Xi-Mar-a-Lago What Would Trump Do if There Were Another Tiananmen Incident?

Margaret K. Lewis is a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law and a Fulbright research fellow at National Taiwan University School of Law. As the world reflects on this week’s ann…

November 3, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Play AI The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray Kurzweil. I’m Nicholas Thompson. I will be pre…

October 26, 2017

Democratization
Play UN Flags Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

Panelists discuss global public opinion towards democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and the implications for the future of democracy and U.S. foreign policy.

September 19, 2017

Development
Play The White House U.S. Development Priorities: Views From the Administration and Congress

Panelists discuss bipartisan efforts to promote development within the Trump administration and Congress. 

September 12, 2017

Central Africa
Play The State of Security in Africa The State of Security in Africa

Panelists discuss the current state of security in eastern and central Africa.

June 6, 2017

Syria
Play Syria: Are There Any Steps Forward? Syria: Are There Any Steps Forward?

Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Syria including military intervention, prioritizing the fight against ISIS, cooperation with Russia, and responding to chemical attacks from the Assad gover…