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November 28, 2012

Japan
Is Japan in Decline?: A Conversation

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Japan is now in…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

March 20, 2013

United States
Natural Capital: Are Resources Scarce or Sustainable?

Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the…

March 20, 2013

United States
Natural Capital: Are Resources Scarce or Sustainable?

JULIET EILPERIN: Could people please take their seats? That would be now. Take your seats. Stop talking. Thank you. Excellent. Thanks so much. Wanted to welcome everyone to the second session of to…

April 22, 2013

Emerging Markets
Lessons from Emerging Markets

Join Joyce Chang, Richard Clarida, and Peter Henry for a discussion of how emerging markets have responded to the global recession of 2008-2009 and potential lessons for developed countries. Inaug…

April 16, 2013

United States
Film Screening: "Manhunt"

A panel of experts discuss the new HBO documentary film, Manhunt, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

April 16, 2013

United States
CFR and HBO Screening of the new HBO Documentary Manhunt

On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The raid lasted forty minutes, but the hunt for bin Laden took two decades. The search began with a tea…

April 19, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Spending on Overseas Bases, Drones over Boston, and Benghazi

Donna Cassata, “Report: US Footing Greater Bill for Overseas Bases,” Associated Press, April 17, 2013. The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Ko…

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May 23, 2013

United States
Biotechnology: Innovations, Applications, and U.S. Competitiveness

Please join James C. Greenwood and Robert Langer for a discussion of recent advances in the biotechnology industry, areas of potential growth and application, and their significance for U.S. competit…

May 23, 2013

United States
Biotechnology: Innovations, Applications, and U.S. Competitiveness

James C. Greenwood and Robert Langer discuss recent advances in the biotechnology industry, areas of potential growth and application, and their significance for U.S. competitiveness.

April 26, 2013

China
Why Resurrect the Divisive Politics of Yasukuni?

Just as I thought I could put the finishing touches on my book manuscript, Japanese Domestic Politics and the Rise of China (Columbia University Press), which has a chapter on Yasukuni, the issue eru…

Japan's deputy prime minister Taro Aso (2nd R) bows as he visits the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo April 21, 2013 (Kyodo/Courtesy Reuters).