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December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

May 10, 2013

Asia
pakistan education michael barber Emerging Voices: Sir Michael Barber on Improving Education in Pakistan

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Sir Michael Barber, who is t…

May 13, 2011

United States
Improving the Quality of Education

Sir Michael Barber, head of the Global Education Practice at McKinsey & Company argues that the key to improving educational systems is setting clear, internationally benchmarked standards, and attra…

March 3, 2009

Europe and Eurasia
Eastern European Woes Eastern European Woes

Many Eastern European countries have a strong need for external financing. Negative current accounts and dangerously high levels of short-term debt are raising fears of financial instability. EU le…

February 3, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General

President Barack Obama’s attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., has criticized some of the Bush administration’s counter-terrorism moves, calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center…

September 12, 2012

United States
CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with James McNerney Jr.

DAVID BRADLEY: Well, let me welcome the Council members. Let me welcome our guests. Let me welcome our guest of honor, Jim McNerney, who is the chairman and CEO of the Boeing Corporation. Some of…

October 18, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y. NICHOLAS KRISTOF: I'm Nicholas Kristof from The New York Times. A couple of announcements first of all. Those of you with cell phones, please do remembe…

February 1, 2011

Politics and Government
President Obama poses with then Chinese ambassador to U.S. Zhou and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at the Great Wall of China 2012 Update: Jon Huntsman, Jr.

President Obama poses with then Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at the Great Wall of China. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Former Utah Governor…

September 20, 2016

Italy
Play Renzi_EC_1.jpg A Conversation With Matteo Renzi

Matteo Renzi discusses the political and economic issues facing Italy and the European Union.

February 25, 2008

Elections and Voting
A Conversation with Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Watch Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) discuss his recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.