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May 1, 2012

New York Symposium: U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Elections

Session One: U.S.-Mexico Security CooperationThis panel will focus on the current security situation in Mexico, and will examine how the United States can best assist Mexico in combating shared secur…

February 2, 2005

IRAQ: The Prison System

This publication is now archived. Who runs the prison system in Iraq?The coalition authorities. According to an official memorandum issued June 8, 2003, by L. Paul Bremer III, the U.S. administrator …

February 2, 2005

IRAQ: Interrogation and Torture

This publication is now archived. Did the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib amount to torture?Some of it likely did, experts say. The worst abuses—including beatings and forced sexual act…

May 1, 2012

Session Three: The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

JAMES HOGE: If I can have your attention, please. We're going to get started. We have an hour to have some fun here and I don't want to waste any of it.I'm Jim Hoge from the council. This has been a…

May 1, 2012

The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Experts discuss outcomes of the 2012 elections in the United States and Mexico and look at both countries' post election agendas. This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyo…

April 18, 2012

International Organizations
Does Kim Signal World Bank Changes?

Four global experts assess Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s appointment as World Bank president and whether the institution needs governance reform.

April 13, 2012

International Organizations
Dr. Kim and the World Bank’s Health Role

An examination of the World Bank’s evolution as a global health actor and Jim Yong Kim’s career in public health raises questions about how he would handle the role of president, writes CFR’s Laurie …

April 25, 2006

Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…

March 29, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: U.S. Presidency of the UN Security Council

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the United States’ upcoming presidency of the UN Security Council; World Bank president nominee Dr. Jim Yong Kim’s world "listening tour…


April 12, 2012

Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

The summit in Colombia offers Washington an opportunity to boost growing economic ties amid ongoing disputes with regional partners over Cuba and the legalization of illicit drugs, writes CFR’s Shann…