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July 5, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Simon: Crisis Aggravated by Weak Israeli and Palestinian Governments

Steven Simon, a leading Middle East expert, says the crisis over the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants may drag on for some time because of the "two new and essentially weak go…

October 5, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Inside the Terrorist Plot

Watch Lawrence Wright, staff writer at The New Yorker, share his insights into al-Qaeda and the Western intelligence failures leading up to 9/11.

September 7, 2007

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Michael V. Hayden

Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, New YorkSeptember 7, 2007STEPHEN FRIEDMAN:  (Off mike) -- line-up for the next 30 days or so of council events:  on September 25th, Stephen Harper, the p…

October 2, 2008

Manouchehr Mottaki

(Note: Min. Mottaki's remarks are provided through an interpreter.) BARBARA SLAVIN: The last time that we met was in July, I believe. You came to the United Nations and you invited a bunch of journ…

October 2, 2008

A Conversation with Manouchehr Mottaki

Watch Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki discuss U.S.-Iran relations, as well as the roles of power and responsibility in international relations.

April 22, 2009

United States
The Post 9/11 NYPD: Where Are We Now?

JAMES D. ZIRIN: Good evening. Welcome to this evening's Council on Foreign Relations meeting with Police Commissioner Kelly. The meeting is on the record.When Henry Kissinger was introduced at a sim…

April 22, 2009

United States
The Post 9/11 NYPD: Where Are We Now?

Watch New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly detail the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.

May 7, 2009

Heads of State and Government
International Affairs and Obama's First One Hundred Days: Policies, Priorities, and Politics

Watch experts breakdown U.S. foreign policy during President Obama's first 100 days.

December 15, 2008

International Law
Problems in Closing Guantanamo Detention Camp

Matthew C. Waxman, a former Pentagon official overseeing detainee affairs, says the controversial camp at Guantanamo Bay should be closed but that doing so will raise several key questions about lega…

November 24, 2009

The al-Qaeda-Taliban Nexus

The threat posed by the al-Qaeda-Taliban relationship is a crucial element in U.S. strategic planning in Afghanistan. Four experts explore the changing nature of these sometimes murky ties.