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November 25, 2014

United States
Obama’s Immigration Action: Three Things to Know

President Obama’s executive action on immigration policy is ambitious yet flawed, and Congress must now decide how to proceed, explains CFR’s Edward Alden.

September 8, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
9/11 Perspectives: The Balance of Power in American Politics

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, James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice Pre…

December 23, 2011

Pakistan
Pakistani Media and Anti-Americanism

Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi discusses the factors behind anti-Americanism in Pakistan. He says the two countries have failed to develop a strategic relationship because of their differences in A…

May 3, 2011

United States
Jim Owens: Revitalizing American Competitiveness

Jim Owens, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Emeritus, discusses the importance of competitiveness and free trade issues for the long term economic health of the United States and for the country’s leader…

February 21, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: Japanese-American Internment During WWII

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and discusses the balance between civil liberties and national security.

February 6, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Targeted Killings of Americans: Three Things to Know

A leaked government document has recharged the controversy over the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three legal considerations.

October 4, 2012

Syria
Turkey-Syria Border Tension: Three Things to Know

Following Turkey’s decision to authorize military action against Syria, CFR’s Steven Cook highlights three reasons why tensions are unlikely to escalate to war.

June 22, 2016

United States
Trade and the U.S. Presidential Election

The next president’s trade policy will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country’s economy. This video breaks down the decisions the president will face i…

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November 15, 2011

Syria
Syria’s Arab League Suspension

CFR’s Robert Danin says the Arab League’s move to suspend Syria opens the door for greater action by the international community.

January 31, 2020

Election 2020
What’s the Purpose of Foreign Aid?

Many Americans question whether the $50 billion the United States spends annually on foreign aid is worth it. CFR breaks down how much of the U.S. budget goes toward foreign assistance and how this m…

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