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October 22, 2021

Afghanistan
Afghanistan in Hindsight: Lessons From Two Decades of War

Our panelists discuss the history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, critical policy decisions made during four U.S. administrations, and what lessons can be learned from the two-decade war.

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June 23, 2021

Egypt
Virtual Roundtable: Life Lessons Learned With Frank G. Wisner

Frank G. Wisner discusses his distinguished career in public service, including working as former undersecretary of defense for policy, undersecretary of state for international security affairs, and…

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September 23, 2019

Angola
A Conversation With President João Lourenço of Angola

President Lourenço discusses Angola’s course toward the consolidation of democracy, transparency, and prosperity. 

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April 30, 2019

South Africa
The End of Apartheid in South Africa: The U.S. and UK Policy Perspective

Panelists present firsthand accounts of the end of apartheid in South Africa, specifically the involvement of the United States and Great Britain, and the repercussions of their policies for South Af…

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March 12, 2015

Global
Charting a Future for the United Nations

Bathsheba Crocker discusses the complex global challenges facing the United Nations, U.S. policies regarding the UN, and the arguments for investment in international organizations.

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September 13, 2021

Afghanistan
Virtual Roundtable: Life Lessons Learned With James Dobbins

James Dobbins discusses his distinguished career in public service. Visit “How I Got Here: James Dobbins” on the Foreign Affairs Career Center for more information. The Lives in Public Service …

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May 1, 2014

Syria
What to Do About Syria

More than three years after the start of the Syrian civil war, debates continue about what role, if any, the United States should play in the conflict. Ryan C. Crocker of Texas A&M, Freedom House's C…

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May 1, 2014

Syria
What To Do About Syria

More than three years after the start of the Syrian civil war, debates continue about what role, if any, the United States should play in the conflict. Ryan Crocker of Texas A&M, Freedom House's Char…

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December 17, 2012

Gender
Women, War, and Peace: Lessons from the Field

Drawing on lessons learned from his distinguished diplomatic career, Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker discusses women's integral role in peacemaking and peacekeeping, with a focus on Afghanistan. This ses…

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September 13, 2021

9/11
Town Hall: Reflections on 9/11 and Its Legacy

A town hall discussion featuring CFR board members who served in various capacities in the George W. Bush administration. Speakers reflect on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the impact on U.S. foreign…

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