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July 22, 2002

United States
How Does U.S. Use Its Power?

From: SHOW: DIPLOMATIC LICENSE 04:00 AM Eastern Standard TimeUNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you ask Americans do you want America to rule the world, their answer is going to be no.UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We must n…

December 10, 2008

Myanmar
A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush

New York City, New York RICHARD N. HAASS:  Good morning.  I'm Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.  And I want to welcome all of you. I want to thank you for your patience…

February 4, 2009

United States
The Best Laid Plans: The Origins of American Multilateralism and the Dawn of the Cold War

  Given today’s global crisis, when international institutions are operating under increasing strain, the time is ripe to look back to the 1940s, when a previous generation of U.S. policymakers help…

February 4, 2009

United States
The Best Laid Plans: The Origins of American Multilateralism and the Dawn of the Cold War

Watch as Stewart Patrick, CFR Senior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions and Global Governance, speaks about his new book The Best Laid Plans: The Origins of American Multilate…

May 7, 2009

International Organizations
American Leadership and Global Governance in an Age of Nonpolarity

Watch experts debate global institutional reform, including changes to the UN Security Council and international financial intstitutions, and the role the United States should be playing. This sessi…

May 7, 2009

International Organizations
American Leadership and Global Governance in an Age of Nonpolarity

What is the U.S. role in a world of shifting and competing power dynamics? Are U.S. interests best served through greater involvement in multilateral fora? Where should the United States take a leade…

September 19, 2011

France
The Arab Springs

Related Reading:The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next, CFR ebook

June 16, 2011

China
Strategies for Engaging China in Cyberspace

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaks before introducing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at a dinner hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Co…

Strategies for Engaging China in Cyberspace

June 10, 2013

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: FDR’s "Stab in the Back" Speech

A president giving a commencement address is commonplace. A president giving a commencement address when his child is a member of the graduating class is pretty rare. Rarer still is a president speak…

Franklin D. Roosevelt's commencement address at the University of Virginia on June 10, 1940 as released to the press (Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration).

October 21, 2014

Human Rights
The Future of Human Dignity—and Human Rights

For decades the global debate over human rights has been a dialogue of the deaf. This interminable argument pits advocates of civil and political rights against proponents of economic and social righ…

A Roma boy pumps water in the slum of Tiszavasvari, east of Budapest, Hungary, on September 26, 2014.