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January 17, 2013

Human Rights
Freedom in the World 2013

Arch Puddington presents Freedom House’s "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the diff…

September 27, 2018

United Arab Emirates
A Conversation With Anwar Mohammed Gargash

BARNARD: Good morning, everyone. Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting with Anwar Mohammed Gargash. I’m Anne Barnard. I’m the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign…

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June 2, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: June 2, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. French Cyber Chief Warns of Permanent War in Cyberspace. In a wide-ranging interview, Guill…


October 17, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Cementing Support for Hamas

At the end of May 2010, Israel seized control of a ship called the Mavi Marmara as it approached Gaza. It intended to violate Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which is meant to stop weapons from reaching H…

March 30, 2017

Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.

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July 19, 2016

Turkey Update: Erdogan’s Outlook and the Consequences of the Failed Coup

CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses the consequences of Turkey's failed coup.

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January 16, 2013

Politics and Government
Report Shows Democracy’s Decline for Seventh Straight Year

Today, at an event hosted by my colleague Mark Lagon at the Council on Foreign Relation’s office in Washington, DC, the NGO Freedom House released the findings of its annual international survey Free…

Leftists displaying banners and portraits of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong demonstrate outside the office of the liberal Southern Weekly newspaper in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou January 9, 2013, denouncing the newspaper as "a traitor newspaper" for defying the party.

April 23, 2014

The Fatah-Hamas Gaza Palestinian Unity Agreement

Hamas and Fatah have once again reached an agreement to overcome their split, claiming they will form a unity government within five weeks and hold general elections by December. There is little reas…

Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh shakes hands with President Mahmoud Abbas after handing him an agreed list of ministers for a new unity government, in Gaza March 15, 2007 in this picture released by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO) (Abu Askar/Courtesy Reuters).

January 1, 2014

What to Worry About in 2014

In keeping with the core mission of the Center for Preventive Action, this meeting evaluates the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2014.

March 29, 2012

United States
President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Discussion

President Obama formed the Jobs Council in order to bring together a group of Americans representing diverse perspectives for the purpose of bolstering the economy by fostering job creation, innovati…