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March 9, 2009

Wariness in Cuba toward the Obama Administration

Julia E. Sweig, CFR’s director of Latin American studies, says ties between Washington and Havana may change, but the United States has been downplaying expectations of a breakthrough.  

March 8, 2010

A Conversation with Desmond Tutu

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative connects religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers with CFR’s resources on U.S. foreign policy and provides a forum for this communit…

May 1, 2012

The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Experts discuss outcomes of the 2012 elections in the United States and Mexico and look at both countries' post election agendas. This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyo…

May 1, 2012

Session Three: The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

JAMES HOGE: If I can have your attention, please. We're going to get started. We have an hour to have some fun here and I don't want to waste any of it.I'm Jim Hoge from the council. This has been a…

May 2, 2012

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America

PAUL STARES: Good day, everybody. Good day, everybody. Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. Thank you for coming here today. Some of you know me. Many of you don't. I'm Paul Stares. I'm a se…

May 2, 2012

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America

Jose W. Fernandez and Michael Shifter, author of the new Council Special Report, Countering Criminal Violence in Central America, discuss U.S. and regional efforts to mitigate the violence.

July 26, 2012

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: Romney Travels, Mercosur Meets, EU Catches Flak, and Apple and Samsung Battle

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Mitt Romney’s foreign trip; Mercosur’s special summit in Rio; anger at the EU’s efforts to make foreign airlines pay for their greenhous…

lindsay romney london 2012 07-25

March 21, 2014

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 21, 2014

Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Michelle Obama visits China. U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Beijin…

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese president Xi Jinping, looks on as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama writes calligraphy in a class at the Beijing Normal School on March 21, 2014. (Andy Wong/courtesy Reuters)

May 31, 2013


In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Carlos Pio analyzes Brazil’s transition from military rule to democracy and from economic…

December 1, 2014

United States
Former Central Bankers on the Federal Reserve and Financial Stability

Arminio Fraga, former president at the Central Bank of Brazil, Jacob A. Frenkel, former governor at the Bank of Israel, Philipp Hildebrand, former chairman at the Swiss National Bank, and CFR Disting…