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December 10, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The-Fall-and-Rise-of-the-Islamic-State.jpg The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Teaching Notes on The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State by CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Noah Feldman.

July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
World-War-I-Poetry TWE Remembers: World War I Poetry

“I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Most Americans know the opening lines of the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer. What they probably don’t know is that Kilmer was a war hero—t…

May 10, 2012

Defense and Security
IAEA-Iran20120510 The World Next Week: Iran-IAEA Talks, G8 Summit, President Hollande, and the Cannes Film Festival

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed next week’s talks in Vienna between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran; the Group of Eight (G8) summit at Camp David…

November 30, 2010

Heads of State and Government
Presidents and the Lure of War

Newsweek editor-at-large, Evan W. Thomas III discusses U.S. military history and the various reasons that former presidents have gone to war. This meeting is part of a series hosted with the Nationa…

November 30, 2010

Heads of State and Government
National History Center Series: Presidents and the Lure of War

DOUGLAS G. BRINKLEY: Good evening, everybody. Hello. Good evening. I'm historian Douglas Brinkley, and it's a great honor as always to be here at the council, but particularly to get to introduce to…