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October 15, 2007

United States
The Legacy of Sputnik

Watch Matthew Brzezinski, an author and former Wall Street Journal Moscow correspondent, and Roger D. Lanius, a space historian at the Smithsonian Institute, discuss the legacy of Sputnik fifty years…

October 15, 2007

Technology and Innovation
The Legacy of Sputnik

The panelists will discuss the October 4, 1957 launching of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, its impact on the Cold War, and its role in propelling the Information Age.

May 6, 2008

Israel
Bush, Rice Need to Get More Involved in Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Martin S. Indyk, who served as ambassador to Israel in the Clinton presidency and advises Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign, says it’s crucial for President Bush and Secretary of State Rice to become m…

April 2, 2008

Israel
Annapolis and Beyond: The United States and the Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace

CHRISTOPHER ISHAM: I'm very pleased to be here today. We've got a very distinguished panel. Our topic is Annapolis and Beyond: the United States and the Pursuit of the Arab-Israeli Peace. To my imm…

April 2, 2008

Israel
Annapolis and Beyond: The United States and the Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace

Watch experts discuss the state of Arab-Israeli peace efforts since the Annapolis conference.

April 4, 2007

China
U.S.-China Relations

No relationship will be as important to the twenty-first century as the one between the United States, the world’s great power, and China, the world’s rising power. China’s development is directly tr…

December 1, 2001

Political History and Theory
Special Providence

The United States has had a more successful foreign policy than any other great power in history. Council Senior Fellow Walter Russell Mead argues that the United States is successful because its strategy is rooted in Americans' concrete interests, which value trade and commerce as much as military security.

December 28, 2009

Heads of State and Government
Obama’s First Year: ’Great Expectations,’ ’Daunting Realities’

CFR’s James M. Lindsay summarizes President Obama’s first year as "great expectations running smack into daunting realities," including the Afghan war, China’s rise, and Iran’s nuclear program.

June 16, 2010

United States
"More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite"

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-fund moguls have become the stars of twenty-first-century capitalism. Their weekend mansions are fodder for Vanity Fair photographers; their pot…

June 16, 2010

United States
More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

Sebastian Mallaby, director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of More Money than God, discusses his book and the role of he…