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April 1, 2011

Competitiveness
Capital, Labor, and Productivity: Moyo on U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Dambisa Moyo, economist and author of "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly -- and the Stark Choices Ahead," shares her thoughts on U.S. economic leadership, China’s rise, and the d…

April 1, 2011

Global
U.S. Foreign Aid: Investing in Countries that Help Themselves

Daniel Yohannes, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses the MCC’s work with Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Dem…

May 11, 2011

Syria
Slaughter: U.S. Not in Position to Use Force in Syria

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department discusses the actions taken by international actors in Libya, and why the same measures cannot be taken in Syria…

June 1, 2011

International Organizations
EU’s Rehn backs Christine Lagarde for IMF Chief

European Union Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn says French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde "would make a very good managing director of the IMF for the whole world, not on…

April 5, 2011

International Law
Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya

Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft discusses developments in the Middle East and the intervention in Libya with CFR’s Director of Studies James Lindsay. Drawing on lessons from the fi…

May 19, 2011

Tunisia
Supporting Mideast Democratic Transitions with U.S. Aid

Isobel Coleman, Director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, discusses new initiatives announced by President Obama in support of the democratic tra…

April 25, 2011

Iran
Shirin Ebadi: Iran’s Democratic Movement ’Well Alive’

Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi discusses the impact of the Arab Spring on the democratic movement in Iran with Isobel Coleman, Director of the Council on Foreign Re…

May 2, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
After bin Laden: What’s Next for Obama

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses how the news that U.S. Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden will influence U.S. fo…

April 7, 2011

International Organizations
Bachelet: Empowering Women Country By Country

Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women and former president of Chile, discusses the empowerment of women around the world with CFR’s Director of Studies, James Lindsay. Bachelet emphasizes…

April 1, 2011

Human Rights
Egypt in Turmoil: CFR Analysis by Isobel Coleman

Having just returned from Egypt, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Isobel Coleman sat down with CFR Director of Studies James Lindsay to discuss the recent turmoil in the country.