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February 6, 2019

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…

Podcast World Economic Update

September 13, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Battling Global Extremism: What Next?

Tony Blair, Farah Pandith, and Bruce Hoffman discuss challenges in the global response to extremism to date and the evolution in approach necessary to overcome terrorist threats. 

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October 23, 2018

United States
The Legacy of the Jimmy Carter Administration

Panelists discuss the policies and priorities of the Jimmy Carter administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.

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May 9, 2018

Religion
Religious Literacy in Global Affairs

Diane L. Moore, Farah Pandith, and Chris Seiple, with Linda K. Wertheimer moderating, discuss religious literacy in global affairs, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

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2018 Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop

CFR’s 2018 Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop featured high-level congregational and lay leaders, scholars of religion, and representatives of faith-based organizations from across the country for conversations on pressing global concerns with policymakers, CFR fellows, and other experts. 

April 20, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
The Future of the Middle East

Philip H. Gordon, Farah Pandith, and James M. Lindsay discuss the future of the Middle East.

Play A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter looks through a Milan missile before recapturing from Islamic state militants the Fadiliya village in Nawaran, north of Mosul, Iraq, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

May 31, 2017

Politics and Government
How to Stop Terrorism

CFR's Farah Pandith joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's options on countering violent extremism.

Podcast UK police officer stands at a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester.

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About the Middle East Program

The Council on Foreign Relations' Middle East program provides cutting-edge analysis of the emerging political, economic, and social trends in the world's most volatile region.