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September 13, 2010

United States
A Conversation with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

RICHARD N. HAASS: Good morning to everyone, and welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. My name is Richard Haass, and I'm the president of this organization. And today, as you all know, we are …

October 19, 2009

China
China 2025

As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Beijing in November, the spotlight will once again turn to China, the U.S.-China relationship, and China’s growing role in world affairs. From the…

April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

May 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Obama Diplomacy in High Gear

President Barack Obama delivers a speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East today at the State Department. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I talked …

President Barack Obama delivers a speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa today at the State Department on May 19, 2011.

August 12, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The GOP Debate Meets Budget Math

Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Foreign policy took a back seat to Obama bashing and internal GOP sniping in last night’s Republican presidential debate. Rick Sant…

A farm in the town of Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters)

July 20, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: Report on the Petroleum Industry Bill

A man arranges Agip drums at an oil station and depot in Nigeria's capital Abuja. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Aaron Sayne, a consultant for the Revenue Watch Institute, has published poli…

Nigeria: Report on the Petroleum Industry Bill

June 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

A man casts a fishing net in the Makoko fishing community in Lagos November 21, 2009. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) The U.S. Institute of Peace has just published a sophisticated and nuanced  r…

Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

February 7, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: The Disengagement Plan

This publication is now archived. What is Israel’s disengagement plan?Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says Israel may move on its own to evacuate most of the Jewish settlements in Gaza and some in the We…

February 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: Pivotal Issues

This publication is now archived. Why have Palestinian prisoners and the West Bank security fence become the central issues of the Arab-Israeli peace process?Neither issue is part of the so-called ro…

November 1, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

Children paddle a canoe near an oil well head in Odidi near Okerenkoko in the creeks of the volatile oil rich Niger delta in Nigeria February 2, 2006. (George Esiri/Courtesy Reuters) Over the last w…

Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria