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April 17, 2013

Defense and Security
The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002, and is dedicated to the memory of Paul Warnke (1920-2001), member and former director of the Council on Foreign Relations…

November 4, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Paul C. Warnke Lecture in International Security with Mohamed ElBaradei

RICHARD N. HAASS: If people would take their seats; if they would conclude their conversations. Great. Well, good afternoon. I'm Richard Haass, and I want to welcome everyone to the Council on Fore…

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The Paul C. Warnke Lecture in International Security

This endowed lecture series was established in 2002, and is dedicated to the memory of Paul C. Warnke, former member and director of CFR. The series commemorates his legacy of public service and hono…

December 1, 2017

Yemen
Shipping to the Red Sea port of Hodeidah has been largely cut off. How the Saudi Blockade Threatens Famine in Yemen

Averting famine will require Saudi Arabia to permit the resumption of commercial shipping of food and fuel to the besieged country.

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: Defense Strategy and Budget Priorities for the 21st Century

Related readings: A Leaner and Meaner Defense by Gordon Adams and Matthew Leatherman Pentagon Fires at Budget Target that Can't be Hit by Peter R. Orszag A Defense Budget at the Crossroads By Jona…

November 28, 2017

United States
U.S. Needs a Preventive Strategy to Avoid Costly Conflicts and Preserve America’s Global Standing, Says Paul B. Stares

November 28, 2017—To remain the preeminent global power, the United States must avoid costly conflicts that drain its resources and distract its leadership from addressing pressing domestic prioritie…

November 4, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: A World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Illusion or Possibility

Watch Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speak about the current nuclear situation, threats to stability, and ways to further promote nonproliferation.

February 13, 2018

United States
The Marshall Plan, Central to Europe’s Recovery and the Emergence of the Cold War, Holds Lessons for Present Tensions Wi

February 13, 2018—The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Bringing to bear …

September 15, 2017

Rwanda
Paul-Kagame-Rwanda-UN-General-Assembly The Paradox of Rwanda's Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame, along with many other chiefs of state, will be visiting New York for the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly. President Trump is scheduled to host African heads…

January 24, 2018

United States
Did Tax Reform Really Give Walmart Employees a Raise? Did Tax Reform Really Give Walmart Employees a Raise?

“Thanks to the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Walmart—America’s largest employer—is raising wages,” tweeted House Speaker Paul Ryan on January 11. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was only too happy to embrace …