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August 4, 2010

Nigeria
A Conversation with Henry Odein Ajumogobia

PRINCETON LYMAN: Let me do a few administrative things first. Please turn off any phones, BlackBerries and all the rest, because they do interfere with the recording even if they're on silent et cet…

November 2, 2018

United States
Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

November 2, 2018—Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second…

June 14, 2007

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Secretary Henry M. Paulson

Watch U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson discuss the importance of securing global financial flows and the financial system in general to U.S. national security interests.

March 21, 2016

Turkey
Shameless in Turkey: Aydinlik, Sabah, and Henri

After this weekend's horrific terrorist attack in Istanbul, many pro-government Turkish newspapers shamefully levied false accusations against an American scholar for the incident.

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October 26, 2018

Europe
Renewable Energy, Russian Natural Gas and the Lesson of January 2006

The problem with the “energy weapon” is that it is notorious for backfiring. That fact couldn’t have rung truer than this week when it was reported that Germany, a major natural gas importer in Europ…

The LNG tanker "Clean Ocean" is pictured during the first U.S. delivery of liquefied natural gas to LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland June 8, 2017.

November 4, 2014

United States
Henry A. Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger joins CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss Kissinger's role in the Cold War.

November 4, 2014

United States
Henry Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War

Henry A. Kissinger, chairman of Kissinger Associates, former U.S. Secretary of State, and former assistant to the president for national affairs, joins CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss Kissi…

September 25, 2018

United States
“Russia is the first instance of a socialist economy in action. And it works!” My transcription of an H.D. White essay.

“Political Economic Int. of Future,” by Harry Dexter White (c.1944) In 2013, I published an historical narrative entitled The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dex…

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September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

September 13, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Ambassador Martin Indyk to Join CFR as Distinguished Fellow

September 13, 2018—Former diplomat and Middle East expert Martin Indyk will join the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) this month as a distinguished fellow and director of executive education, based…