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February 20, 2013

Conflict Prevention
A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

Ambassador Fredrick Barton assesses challenges facing his bureau stemming from conflicts around the world.

February 20, 2013

Conflict Prevention
A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

As the United States prepares to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, and as the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom draws near, please join Rick Barton to discuss the future of U.S. civilian re…

July 17, 2003

Iraq
Iraq’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Overview Rebuilding Iraq is an enormous task. Iraq is a large country with historic divisions, exacerbated by a brutal and corrupt regime. The country's twenty-four million people and its infrastr…

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Annual Report 2016

The 2016 Annual Report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

January 12, 2016

Global
Play RTR2JAQJ_EC.jpg Business, Government, and Human Security

Dominic Barton discusses how business, government, the social sector, and the U.S. military can work together to improve human security in conflict zones globally.

June 1, 2016

Development
Podcast Migrant Construction Workers in Shanghai Revitalizing Economic Growth in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with Kweilin Ellingrud and Christopher Ruhm

According to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to GDP by 2025. This seminal report, entitled “The Power of Parity,” is the product of res…

February 5, 2016

Global
U.S. Influence Over Cyberspace Is Eroding, Warns Adam Segal in New CFR Book, The Hacked World Order

“While it should continue to promote and espouse the virtues of an open, global, and secure Internet, the United States must prepare for a more likely future—a highly contested, nationally divided cy…

December 27, 2013

Military Operations
Baghdad Attack You Might Have Missed: Drones, U.S. Arms in Iraq, and Civil-Military Relations

        “Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap: FY2013-2038,” U.S. Department of Defense, 2013.  Inventory of DoD UAS (page 5) (3PA: Like other Pentagon reports, the data contained in this char…

September 6, 2013

United States
U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria You Might Have Missed: Syria , al-Qaeda Retaliates Against Drones, and Private Contractors

Colleen McCain Nelson, “Obama’s Curbs on Executive Power Draw Fire,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2013. A senior administration official said that while the new drone-strike policy does rein in…

August 30, 2013

Military Operations
chemical weapons inspector in Syria You Might Have Missed: Syria Intervention, WMDs, the "Black Budget”

Barton Gellman and Greg Miller, “U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary,” Washington Post, August 29, 2013. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fis…