September 1, 2019
CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb passed away on August 31, 2019, at age eighty-two.
September 5, 2019
General Joseph Dunford discusses U.S. military and defense strategy in conflict areas around the world and the current state of cooperative efforts with U.S. allies.
September 3, 2019
General Mattis discusses his lessons learned in leadership over the course of his military and government career.
June 14, 2018
Teaching Notes for A Great Place to Have a War, written by CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick, on the story of the CIA's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.
June 26, 2019
Brenda Ekwurzel, Amy Myers Jaffe, and Kanta Kumari Rigaud analyze climate change and environmental management, with Karenna Gore moderating.
March 5, 2009
Read an excerpt of Power Rules.
Inspired by Machiavelli's classic The Prince, CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb offers guidelines to the U.S. president in a new book on how to think about and …
January 23, 2007
Text as delivered; no prepared statement
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Former Chairman, members of the committee, permit me a moment of reflection.
I know well the bipartisan power of this committee. I worked …
June 20, 2014
The United States should partner with Iran and Russia in countering Sunni jihadists, the top strategic threat in both Iraq and Syria at the moment, says CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb.
November 5, 2013
The Obama administration should encourage moderate Sunni rebels to find common cause with the Assad regime in eliminating the threat from radical jihadists, says CFR’s Leslie H. Gelb.
October 22, 2012
The myth about how the United States won the Cuban missile crisis made it more difficult for presidents to do what common sense dictated, says CFR president emeritus Les Gelb.