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September 20, 2016

Afghanistan
A Conversation With Salahuddin Rabbani

Salahuddin Rabbani discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan's national unity government.

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May 4, 2016

Asia
U.S. Policy Options to Stabilize the Region

Experts discuss how the United States can support and advance stability in Southern Asia. 

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May 4, 2016

Asia
Major Flashpoints in Southern Asia

Experts address current transformations of Asia’s strategic landscape, and how the return of geopolitics affects regional peace and security.

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September 16, 2013

United States
Understanding the 2008 Financial Crisis

Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson, Jr. discuss the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing recovery process, and lessons learned from their unique perspectives.

September 16, 2013

United States
HBO History Makers: Understanding the 2008 Financial Crisis

Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson Jr. look back at the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing recovery process, and lessons learned from their unique perspectives.

March 26, 2015

Afghanistan
The Road Ahead for Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani discusses the political and economic priorities of the government of Afghanistan.

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October 27, 2010

Afghanistan
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: War in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan hasn’t been a major campaign issue even as public support for it has waned. This Backgrounder examines political backing for the war.

November 14, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Emperor Has Too Many Clothes: Adjusting America's Military Spending to Reality

Congressman Barney Frank discusses the Obama administration's strategy and current level of spending on national defense.

November 14, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Emperor Has Too Many Clothes: Adjusting America’s Military Spending to Reality

Congressman Barney Frank discusses the Obama administration's strategy and current level of spending on national defense. This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Econ…

February 18, 2009

Economic Crises
The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan

President Obama has signed one of the largest rescue packages since the Great Depression to revive the U.S. economy. Economists warn of the need to keep spending targeted, timely, and temporary.