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April 12, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Afghanistan: Endless War?

Panelists look at America's longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.

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April 12, 2018

Iran
The Iran Fault Line

Panelists address Iran's influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran's efforts.

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March 5, 2018

Renewable Energy
Without Significant New Investment in Innovation, Solar Energy’s Growth Will Stall

March 5, 2018—Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but its current upsurge is in danger of ebbing, increasing the risk of catastrophic climate change. While solar energ…

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram

March 2, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Varun Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation—creative fi…

February 13, 2018

Economics
'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.

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November 30, 2017

Monetary Policy
A Conversation with David Malpass

Last month, policymakers at the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group expressed cautious optimism about the state of the international economy and predicted cont…

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November 14, 2017

Economics
A Conversation with David Swensen

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

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November 6, 2017

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter's most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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September 13, 2017

Germany
The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

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June 16, 2017

United States
David Rubenstein Named Chairman of the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, has been named chairman of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) effective July 1.

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