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April 11, 2018

Peru
Martin Vizcarra speaks after being sworn in as Peru's President at the congress building in Lima, Peru, March 23, 2018. Can Peru’s President Chart a New Path?

President Martín Vizcarra could be the man to break the thirty-year long corruption chain, but first, he must master the nearly impossible political terrain that undid his predecessor.

May 16, 2013

Canada
A Conversation with Stephen Harper

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper discusses trade and the economy, current and future energy issues, and security concerns.

September 25, 2007

Canada
A Conversation with Stephen Harper

Watch Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada, discuss priorities for Canadian foreign policy, including climate change, the Americas and NAFTA, security in Afghanistan, and arctic sovereignty.

September 25, 2007

Canada
A Conversation with Stephen Harper

MARIE-JOSEE KRAVIS:  Hello.  I'm Marie-Josee Kravis, and I'm very happy to be able to introduce to you Canada's prime minister.  But before I do so, I'd like to ask everyone to please turn off cellp…

December 28, 2017

Global Governance
Angela Merkel, Donald J. Trump, and Emmanuel Macron during a family photo at the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy on May 27, 2017. Year One of America First: Global Governance in 2017

Coauthored with Anne Shannon, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. After President Donald J. Trump’s election last fal…

December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

October 11, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Ivanka Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 8, 2017. Trump, the World Bank, and the IMF: Explaining the Dog that Didn’t Bark (Yet)

A big surprise of Donald Trump’s “America First” presidency has been the moderate tone he has adopted toward the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), which hold their annual meetings in …

October 22, 2007

France
Video Highlight: Christine Lagarde

Speaking at CFR, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde discusses her efforts to revitalize the French economy and revive Paris as a financial center.

May 16, 2013

Canada
A Conversation with Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

ROBERT RUBIN: All righty. Welcome. I'm Bob Rubin, co-chairman of the council. And we welcome you here today. We are absolutely delighted to have with us our distinguished guest, the prime minister o…

May 7, 2017

France
French Elections and the Remaining Populist Challenge

Emmanuel Macron received a strong endorsement from French voters in yesterday’s second round election, winning around 66 percent of the vote.  While abstentions were up from the last election (an est…