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September 20, 2017

Labor and Employment
Play Ryder/Pollard David A. Morse Lecture: The Future of Work - A Conversation With Guy Ryder

International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the future of work, including the impact of automation on jobs, education and skills development for emerging sectors, and the c…

September 22, 2016

Global
Play RTX135EA_EC.jpg Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev…

June 14, 2016

Russia
Russia’s 2016 Parliamentary Elections: A Putin Scorecard

Is President Vladimir Putin on a roll or on the ropes? A case can be made for both, and upcoming parliamentary elections might yield some surprises, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

April 26, 2016

Russia
Play RTX2B2LY_EC.jpg Understanding Vladimir Putin's Strategic Thinking

Experts discuss Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and Syria, its relations with Europe and the United States, and what to expect from President Putin next.

October 12, 2015

Asia
Play rsz_rtx1rtm4.jpg Asia Update—Perspectives from International CEOs

The chief executive officers of leading companies in Australia, India, and China discuss the geopolitical and geoeconomic issues facing Asia today.

September 24, 2015

Myanmar
Play IMG_4012_EC.jpg A Conversation With Wunna Maung Lwin

Wunna Maung Lwin discusses reform and democratization in Myanmar.

September 10, 2014

United States
Militant Islamist fighters associated with ISIS  take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters). Understanding ISIS’s Apocalyptic Appeal

By Ella Lipin President Barack Obama’s expected announcement today of a long-term military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) follows an unusually grizzly few months of terr…

May 28, 2014

India
Economy Is Top Priority for Narendra Modi

CFR Fellows Alyssa Ayres, Jagdish N. Bhagwati, and Robert D. Blackwill join Charles Kaye of Warburg Pincus to discuss the results of the recent Indian election.

May 28, 2014

India
Economy Is Top Priority for Narendra Modi

CFR Fellows Alyssa Ayres, Jagdish Bhagwati, and Robert Blackwill join Charles Kaye of Warburg Pincus to discuss the results of the recent Indian election.

February 2, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Syrian soldiers who defected to join the Free Syrian Army are seen among demonstrators during a protest against Syria's president Bashar al-Assad in Kafranbel near Idlib on January 29, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). Remembering the Hama Massacre

Today marks thirty years since the start of President Hafez al-Assad’s brutal crackdown on the city of Hama in Syria. I asked Ella Lipin, a Fulbright grantee last year in Cairo who lived and worked i…