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November 13, 2017

Women and Economic Growth
A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable meeting with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the Obama Foundation, a board member of Lyft and Ariel Financial, and a senior advisor to the media company Attn. As…

May 31, 2017

Energy and Environment
President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on "energy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the EPA How to Save Mission Innovation

Today officials are reporting President Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. I’ve argued before that that would be an inexcusable foreign policy blunder…

May 15, 2017

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO_6.jpg The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Russian aggression in Ukraine has breathed new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, prompting allies to reinforce defenses in Eastern Europe and expand cooperation with nonmembers.

March 24, 2016

Cuba
Make Believe About Education in Cuba

"Cuba has an extraordinary resource – a system of education which values every boy and every girl." This is a remarkable statement to make about a communist dictatorship. It is disturbing and disapp…

June 22, 2015

Cuba
The Cuban Renaissance: The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary

This is a guest post by Valerie Wirtschafter, a research associate with the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.   Since December 17, 2014, Raul Castro and Bara…

November 1, 2015

Global
Zenko Red Team MC.jpg Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy

Teaching Notes for Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy by CFR Senior Fellow Micah Zenko.

January 13, 2015

Global
United Nations' Valerie Amos on Accountability and Intervention in Humanitarian Work

Valerie Amos, undersecretary-general and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations, joins Columbia University's George Rupp, to discuss the realities and challenges of humanitarian work arou…

February 13, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Houses Demolished, Outcry Missing

The government demolishes some houses, saying that they were illegally built on public land. There is an international outcry. True or false? Here’s an account from 2010: Hamas police expelled Pale…