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December 1, 2017

Rohingya
Pope Francis rides a rickshaw as he visits St. Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi In Bangladesh, the Pope Has Balm for Rohingya Refugees But No Answers

Earlier this week, Pope Francis visited Myanmar. During his visit there, he did not mention the word “Rohingya” publicly, despite the fact that since August 25, world attention has been focused on th…

February 13, 2018

Economics
Play Stalin 'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

May 20, 2016

Russia
Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after she attended as an observer for opening of the new upper house of parliament in Naypyitaw February 3, 2016. After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's camp will form Myanmar's ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962 (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Walmart Bribery Case, Myanmar Sanctions, Kleptocracy Archive

Setback in Walmart Mexico Bribery Case Four years after a New York Times investigation alleged that Walmart’s board knew about and covered up bribes paid in Mexico, the chances of a civil or crimina…

November 14, 2017

Economics
Play Swensen A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

March 18, 2015

Israel
Obama Buries the Hatchet--in Netanyahu’s Head

It was obvious that after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s clear election victory, the Obama administration and the president himself would try to bury the hatchet. After all, Obama and Ne…

October 13, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Play Back to School Eighth Annual Back-to-School Event on Globalization

CFR Senior Fellows Edward Alden, Miles Kahler, and Shannon K. O’Neil join CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss globalization. The panelists address trade, immigration, global suppl…

February 11, 2015

The President’s "Papal Infallibility"

The current flap over President Obama’s comment on the killings in Paris would, in an ordinary administration, never have happened. To review, the President gave an interview in which he said “It is…

September 12, 2017

Central Africa
Play The State of Security in Africa The State of Security in Africa

Panelists discuss the current state of security in eastern and central Africa.

June 13, 2012

Trade
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, as Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein looks on in January 2010 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Dimon to Call Bad Trades an “Isolated Event”

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will testify before the Senate’s banking committee today on his firm’s recent unexpected trading losses (TheHill). In his prepared remarks, Dimon will be apologetic, bu…

September 17, 2011

Cuba
American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal attend the first session of their trial at the revolutionary court in Tehran February 6, 2011. Hostages: Two Down, One to Go

American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal attend the first session of their trial at the revolutionary court in Tehran February 6, 2011. (Hew/Courtesy Reuters) The announcement that the two Am…