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January 19, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Lessons Learned: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy

August 11, 2011

Homeland Security
9/11 Perspectives: Transformation in U.S. Middle East Policy

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, Steven Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior…

February 6, 2012

International Organizations
R2P in Crisis Following UN Syria Vote

The Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to violence in Syria calls into question the viability of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and poses a dilemm…

February 1, 2012

Iran
Iran and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.

January 12, 2012

China
Video Brief: China

China’s rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

February 14, 2012

China
Lessons Learned: Richard Nixon Goes to China

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 and discusses the importance of diplomacy in international relations.

January 26, 2012

Afghanistan
Video Brief: Afghanistan

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential race will have to make critical decisions on Afghanistan, including how to support and fund Afghan forces as well as possible concessions to the Taliban, says…

March 15, 2012

International Organizations
Video Brief: United Nations

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…

March 29, 2012

India
Video Brief: India

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election must be prepared to deal with a potential reemerging crisis between India and Pakistan, engage with India over its relations with Iran and interests …

December 8, 2011

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Arab Revolutions

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will likely confront a greatly changed Middle East political landscape due to ongoing civillian upheaval, says Steven A. Cook, CFR’s senior fellow fo…