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February 20, 2013

Conflict Prevention
A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

As the United States prepares to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, and as the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom draws near, please join Rick Barton to discuss the future of U.S. civilian re…

February 20, 2013

Conflict Prevention
A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

Ambassador Fredrick Barton assesses challenges facing his bureau stemming from conflicts around the world.

October 9, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Origins of African States, and Their Names

An article on the origins of the names of African countries was recently published in Quartz. It includes a map of the continent in 1885, shortly after the Berlin Conference. Portuguese and Arabic traders and explorers are the origins of some names, European mispronunciation of tribal names are the origins of others.

A bird flies in front of Mount Kenya on the horizon in Laikipia national park, Kenya.

January 6, 2011

United States
A Conversation with Frederick W. Smith, CEO, FedEx Corporation

FedEx Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Frederick W. Smith discusses with Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, business regulation and tax policy to encourage job…

August 20, 2019

United States
Back-to-School Reading Special

Every year CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I record a summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. We usually do it in June as we entertain visions of leisurely summer days yet to co…

Books

May 2, 2014

Malaysia
Wenchi Yu: President Obama’s Underreported Asia Strategy

Wenchi Yu is an Asia Society fellow, a Project 2049 Institute fellow, and a former U.S. Department of State official. She is the managing partner of the Banyan Advisory Group LLC, which focuses on so…

U.S. President Barack Obama high fives a member of the audience as he leaves after the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Intiative (YSEALI) Town Hall inside the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION)

March 25, 2014

Trade
Wenchi Yu: President Ma’s Communications Problem

Wenchi Yu is a former U.S. Department of State official and an Asia Society and Project 2049 Institute fellow. Previously, she was a legislative assistant in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, and she grew u…

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou speaks during a news conference about protesters' occupation of Taiwan's legislature, at the Presidential Office in Taipei on March 23, 2014. (Minshen Li/Courtesy Reuters)

January 6, 2011

United States
CEO Speaker Series Interview: Frederick W. Smith, FedEx

FedEx chairman, president, and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith on the landscape for business in 2011.

November 3, 2011

Asia
A Conversation with Minister Yu Woo-ik (Opening Remarks)

This session was part of the Korea Roundtable Series.

November 3, 2005

China
Yu Yongding tells us what he really thinks

China's new exchange rate regime is all stability, no flexibility.  And Yu (part of China's monetary policy advisory committee) thinks that is a mistake: "I think we should allow a bigger ban…