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February 9, 2022

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Brian Deese

Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese discusses the first year of the Biden administration’s industrial strategy and its effect on U.S. global economic competitiveness and national se…

Play In this photo illustration, a man looks at a graph representing the 12 month decline of the FTSE 100 share index on October 7, 2008 in London. Financial markets are still suffering large losses as the global banking crisis continued.

June 16, 2020

Iran
Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With Brian Hook

Brian Hook discusses the future of U.S.-Iran relations and the current state of the Iranian economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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December 12, 2019

Iran
A Conversation With Brian Hook

Brian Hook discusses the future of U.S.-Iran relations and the state of the Iranian economy.

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October 13, 2022

Brazil
A Test for Democracy: Brazilian Presidential Elections

Ahead of the October 30 runoff, our panelists discuss Brazil’s presidential elections, the implications for Brazilian democracy, and how the results will affect relations with the United States.

Play  Towels with the images of presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are seen for sale at a street in Brasilia

January 25, 2017

Global
A Conversation With Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan discusses U.S. and global markets, the global financial system in 2017, and how the banking industry is helping to drive the real economy.

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September 18, 2019

Hong Kong
Podcast: Joshua Wong and Brian Leung on Hong Kong's Pro-democracy Movement

Ever since protests gained traction in late spring, Hong Kong has been a focal point for international attention. The protests, which drew approximately two million participants at one point, have co…

Podcast A man walks past a graffiti during a march to demand democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 18, 2019.

February 4, 2013

China
Colonel Brian Killough: The Catch-22 of Modern Chinese Foreign Policy

Colonel Brian Killough is the U.S. Air Force Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In Joseph Heller’s famous novel, Catch-22, the bombardier, John Yosserian, is caught in a situationa…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) and Wang Jiarui, the head of the International Liaison Department of China's Communist Party, walk together for their meeting in Pyongyang on August 2, 2012.

May 19, 2022

Military Operations
CFR Term Member Spotlight Series: Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

Welcome to a new series that spotlights individuals within the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program. Drawing on the enormous amount of talent and expertise within the Council’s Term Member Program, …

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December 11, 2020

United States
Bipolarity is the Wrong Concept for U.S.-China Relations

When it comes to crafting policy, an all-consuming focus on bipolarity could be utterly disastrous. The Biden administration should junk the concept. 

U.S. and Chinese flag cover the foreground of the photo, with the background focused on the U.S. Army and China's People's Liberation Army military personnel attend a closing ceremony of an exercise of "Disaster Management Exchange" near Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China on November 17, 2018.

July 5, 2022

Energy and Climate Policy
How Does the U.S. Power Grid Work?

Responsible for powering the country and its economy, the U.S. energy grid has come under increasing strain due to climate change, and the threat of cyberattacks looms.  

Power lines are seen in Rancho Cucamonga, California.