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June 16, 2017

CFR News
David Rubenstein 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.

March 27, 2017

SEAL Plane Jump Hacking Defense and Diplomacy in Silicon Valley

Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book, The Fuzzy and the Techie (Houghton Mifflin), comes out in April. You can follow him @scottehar…

November 28, 2017

United Nations
Play Jeffrey D. Feltman A Conversation With Jeffrey Feltman

Jeffrey Feltman discusses his five years as undersecretary-general for political affairs at the United Nations (UN), the role of the UN in mediating and preventing conflict, and the relationship betw…

November 16, 2012

Labor and Employment
Stickers stating "I Voted" in several languages are affixed to a ballot intake machine during the 2012 national election (Fred Prouser/Courtesy Reuters). Policy Initiative Spotlight: Trying to Depolarize Congress

Congressional polarization has steadily increased over the last twenty-five years, according to research by political scientists Howard Rosenthal and Keith Poole. Their analysis indicates that the U…

June 6, 2017

Syria
Play Syria: Are There Any Steps Forward? Syria: Are There Any Steps Forward?

Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Syria including military intervention, prioritizing the fight against ISIS, cooperation with Russia, and responding to chemical attacks from the Assad gover…

September 13, 2016

United States
Play RTS8S5M_EC.jpg The History of the U.S. Presidential Election Process: Lessons Moving Forward

Experts discuss the history and development of the U.S. presidential nominating process, including primaries, caucuses, and conventions, and whether the process should be changed in light of the unpr…

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

November 19, 2015

Global
Play Nasa-Event-20151119-937x528.jpg The Future of Space

Experts discuss the latest innovations in space technology, the prospects for a human mission to Mars, and the importance of sustaining American leadership in space exploration. 

October 28, 2015

United States
Play RTR285Q1_EC.jpg The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy

Experts discuss the future of immigration policy in the United States, focusing on immigrants from Central and South America.

April 24, 2015

Global
Play RTR26F73_EC.jpg Assessing Global Nonproliferation in 2015

Experts discuss the status of global nuclear proliferation.