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October 19, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Master of the Game

A perceptive and provocative history of Henry Kissinger’s diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East that illuminates the unique challenges and barriers Kissinger and his successors have faced in the…

September 22, 2021

Iraq
A Conversation With President Barham Salih of Iraq

President Barham Salih discusses Iraq's role in regional conflicts and its relationship with the United States. 

Play Iraqi President Barham Salih gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on January 3, 2019.

September 22, 2021

Ireland
A Conversation With Taoiseach Micheál Martin of Ireland

Taoiseach Micheál Martin discusses what he will prioritize while Ireland holds the UN Security Council presidency, the future of transatlantic relations, and Ireland's approach to Brexit.

Play Prime Minister speaks with a row of flags in the back.

September 15, 2021

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

Play A monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shows a graph of the day's numbers following the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement, March 20, 2019 in New York City.

September 15, 2021

Education
Academic Webinar: Race in America and International Relations

Travis L. Adkins, deputy assistant administrator for Africa at USAID and lecturer of African and security studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service and in the Prisons and Justice Initiative at G…

Play Two women with raised fists calling for racial justice.

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…

Play A visitor traces the date etched in a marble slab on the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial before the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, September 11, 2016 in Shanksville, PA. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field outside Shanksville, PA with 40 passengers and 4 hijackers aboard on September 11, 2001.

September 7, 2021

China
China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, With Peter Martin

Peter Martin, defense policy and intelligence reporter for Bloomberg News, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the growing assertiveness of China’s diplomacy in recent years. Martin’s new book…

Podcast Chinese and foreign journalists watch as China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on screen, answers a question during a video news conference, held remotely as a precaution for COVID-19, as part of the National People's Congress on March 7, 2021 in Beijing, China.

August 25, 2021

Technology and Innovation
To Protect U.S. Economic and National Security, Biden Should Address Concentration in the Defense Sector

Reforming the defense sector, and exploring alternative pathways for federal investment, should be priorities for the Biden administration.

Workers can be seen on the moving line and forward fuselage assembly areas for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin Corp's factory located in Fort Worth, Texas in this October 13, 2011 handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin.

August 20, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Being in Combat

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about the experience of war. 

Three movie posters: Platoon (a helmet lies upside down beneath a line of soldiers); The Thin Red Line (a close up of three soldiers’ faces in grass); 1917 (two soldiers run into a sunrise).

August 17, 2021

Palestinian Territories
What Is Hamas?

The Palestinian armed group has struggled to govern Gaza. Yet, it remains committed to resisting Israel and shows little desire to reconcile with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank.

Gun-toting Hamas militants ride a vehicle amid a massive crowd of the group's supporters