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September 17, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

February 7, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Failed States, Rebel Diplomats, and Pirates: A Conversation with Bridget Coggins

Bridget Coggins has a fascinating body of work that examines often overlooked non-traditional security issues and uses fact-based research to counter even the most pervasive conventional wisdom.

Podcast Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century: The Dynamics of Recognition by Bridget Coggins

September 23, 2019

United States
A Conversation With Kevin McAleenan

Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan discusses the role of the Department of Homeland Security and the challenge of immigration in the United States. TOWNSEND: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to tod…

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January 6, 2006

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court will have two new faces when it next convenes. This shake-up occurs at a time when the Court’s decisions could have a substantial impact on issues of foreign policy and nationa…

July 27, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering July 23 to July 28, was compiled with sup…

Women Around the World: This Week

August 9, 2016

United Kingdom
Scotland After Brexit

As a result of the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is likely to see another Scottish independence referendum in its future.

December 5, 2017

International Economic Policy
Fatou Bensouda on Global Women’s Issues at the Crossroads: Assessing Progress

Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her career at the ICC, the obstacles she has faced in her profession, and the challenges that still exist in …

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About CFR

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

This series of meetings, featuring the chairman of the joint chiefs, service chiefs, and/or other leadership from the military and intelligence communities, was endowed in 2007 through a gift from CFR member Robert B. McKeon, founder and and former president of Veritas Capital LLC.