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June 14, 2017

United States
The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security

Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national secu…

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November 14, 2016

Global
Robots and the Future of Jobs: The Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Experts consider the economic effects of artificial intelligence.

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January 20, 2016

United States
Robert M. Gates on Civic Duty and U.S. National Security

Robert Gates discusses civic duty and leadership, and addresses the future of U.S. national security and defense.

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January 21, 2015

India
"We the People"--India’s Republic Day

Coauthored with Ashlyn Anderson, research associate for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, at the Council on Foreign Relations.  As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to India—the first America…

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March 5, 2015

United States
The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary of the war that changed America, I am doing a series of posts on the best histories, memo…

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September 26, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Negotiations to Free Nigeria’s Kidnapped Chibok School Girls

The Nation is carrying credible reports of negotiations between the Jonathan administration and Boko Haram that would swap the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls for nineteen Boko Haram “commanders.”  The …

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July 30, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kidnapping, Ransoms, and the Sahel

Rukmini Callimachi has a chilling story on the front page of today’s New York Times, “Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror.” It is a must-read. The story is based on a wide range of intervie…

Former French hostage Daniel Larribe is welcomed by relatives as French President Francois Hollande looks on on the tarmac upon their arrival at Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, October 30, 2013 (Jacky Naegelen/Courtesy Reuters).

September 18, 2009

International Organizations
Previewing Pittsburgh: The G20 and the Global Economy

Watch Edwin M. Truman and David Wessel as they preview the upcoming G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh and its significance for a world struggling to recover from financial crisis

August 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Ebola Outbreak

CFR fellows discuss the recent Ebola outbreak in western Africa and its effect on the region.