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August 7, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Brent Scowcroft was, above all, a realist

Brent Scowcroft, a model national security adviser, taught us much about U.S. foreign policy

Brent Scowcroft

October 3, 2007

United States
HBO History Makers Series: A Conversation with Brent Scowcroft

Watch Brent Scowcroft, president of The Scowcroft Group, reflect on his years on the National Security Council as part of CFR's HBO History Makers Series.

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October 3, 2007

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Brent Scowcroft

TIM NAFTALI:  My name is Tim Naftali.  I'm director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a new nonpartisan presidential library opened by the National Archives this summer.  Welco…

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January 24, 2013

Trading Volumes Underscore Brent’s Ascendance as World Oil Benchmark

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent have been locked in a multi-year wrestling match for the exalted status of the definitive world benchmark price of oil. WTI’s glaring deficiencies as a baromet…

Trading Volumes Underscore Brent’s Ascendance as World Oil Benchmark

September 24, 2021

Technology and Innovation
Cryptocurrencies, Digital Dollars, and the Future of Money

The dizzying rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has created new challenges for governments and central banks. Some are responding by introducing their own digital currencies.

A technician inspects the backside of a bitcoin mining operation in Quebec, Canada.

March 9, 2022

Oil and Petroleum Products
OPEC in a Changing World

Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, and the bloc continues to influence the global market even as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come …

OPEC

April 5, 2011

International Law
Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya

Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft discusses developments in the Middle East and the intervention in Libya with CFR’s Director of Studies James Lindsay. Drawing on lessons from the fi…

June 2, 2014

China
In the U.S. Response to Tiananmen, a Delicate Balance Between Geopolitics and Human Rights

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Brent Scowcroft of the Scowcroft Group and Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss the events from t…

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October 21, 2021

United States
Colin Powell's American Life

Alone among US President George W. Bush’s senior advisers, Colin Powell did not push for the costly, ill-advised Iraq War, and it would be misreading history to hold him responsible for it. He remain…

Former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell speaks at the presentation of the Above and Beyond Citizen Awards March 25, 2008 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

November 16, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Diplomacy at Home and Abroad: The Legacy of James A. Baker III

Speakers discuss the distinguished career of former Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and White House Chief of Staff James Baker.

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