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January 31, 2011

Potential Solutions

LAURIE GARRETT: I'd like to encourage people to please take your seats. Perhaps someone at the back there could let people who are still noshing know that it is time to cease the noshing and come …

March 8, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Buddy Roemer, GOP Presidential Candidate

Former Louisiana governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer speaks at a news conference in Baton Rouge announcing his presidential exploratory committee on March 3, 2011. (Lee Celano/courtesy Reuters) At the s…

Former Louisiana governor Charles

June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential Candidate

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann made some news at last night’s rather sedate GOP presidential …

Congresswoman  Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

February 19, 2009

The President's Inbox: Asia and the Economy

Embarking on her first international trip later this month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, and Indonesia to reinforce President Obama's commitment to act…

January 31, 2011

Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization?

Session OneThe Scale of the Challenge: Overview and Case StudiesWelcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign RelationsOpening Remarks: Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food …

May 10, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Iran-IAEA Talks, G8 Summit, President Hollande, and the Cannes Film Festival

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed next week’s talks in Vienna between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran; the Group of Eight (G8) summit at Camp David…


October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: JFK Learns that Soviet Missiles Are in Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day One)

Hillary Clinton famously ran a political attack ad during the 2008 primary campaign saying that a president had to be prepared for a 3:00 a.m. phone call saying that something bad had happened overse…

Map of Cuba annotated by President John F. Kennedy during his first CIA briefing on October 16, 1962.  The map is displayed at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. (Brian Snyder/ courtesy Reuters)

June 7, 2007

Can States Invoke ‘Hot Pursuit’ to Hunt Rebels?

Some analysts want U.S. forces to raid suspected terrorist camps in Syria, but legal experts say such raids might not square with international law.

February 5, 2013

International Organizations
Israel’s Preemptive Strikes on Syria: Self-Defense Under International Law?

Coauthored with Andrew Reddie, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Israel’s January 31 aerial attack on a Syrian  research facility and arms complex h…

An Israeli air force F15-E fighter jet takes off for an Israeli mission in 2012.

September 3, 2013

International Organizations
Keeping Cool in St. Petersburg: Criteria for a Successful G20 Summit

Call it the summit of "compartmentalizing". When President Obama and fellow leaders convene in St. Petersburg, their toughest challenge will be to focus on economic recovery while ignoring the elepha…

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