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Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation Forum on Science and Foreign Policy

Advancing science and technology in an uncertain world    Established in 2024, the Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation Forum on Science and Foreign Policy is an endowed annual event that ex…

May 9, 2006

United States
Betts: Hayden Likely to Be Pressed in Confirmation Hearing on Wiretapping Issue

Richard K. Betts, a CFR expert on the intelligence community, says that he sees no reason that the nomination of General Michael V. Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency should be blocked by…

June 21, 2024

What Are Tariffs?

U.S. Presidents Trump and Biden have both turned to tariffs to support local industries amid economic confrontation with China. Here’s how these taxes work and how they’ve been used historically.

A red-helmeted worker lays steel at a factory.

May 30, 2024

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Biden’s Gaza Dilemmas, 80 Years Since D-Day, Mexico’s Milestone Election, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden faces increasing international and domestic pressures on his policy toward the Israel-Hamas war amid worsening humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip; Western leaders comm…

Podcast Veterans salute as the tide comes in on a sand artwork depicting soldiers ahead of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Broadstairs, Britain, on May 22, 2024.

April 5, 2005

Betts: Negroponte Must Assert Leadership as Intelligence Czar Over Pentagon Agencies

Richard K. Betts, the Council’s top expert on intelligence, says the newly named director of national intelligence (DNI), John D. Negroponte, will inherit an espionage bureaucracy that has been “demo…

February 20, 2002

Politics and Government
Testimony of Richard K. Betts Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs - February 7, 2002

Statement for the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Hearings, February 7, 2002 On S. 1867, to Establish a National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States …