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April 13, 2021

China
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, With Jacob J. Lew and Gary Roughead

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, managing partner at Lindsay Goldberg, and retired Admiral Gary Roughead, Robert and Marion Oster distinguished military fellow at Stanford University’s Ho…

Podcast A woman walks past a flower arrangement set up to mark the upcoming Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China April 19, 2019. Picture taken April 19, 2019.

August 24, 2021

China
Why Major Belt and Road Investments Are Not Coming to Afghanistan

China is unlikely to prioritize Afghanistan for Belt and Road investment.

Afghan security personnel keep watch at a road construction site, which is being built by a Chinese company, in Khogyani district of Nangarhar Province on November 19, 2015.

March 28, 2006

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Gary Hart

Watch Senator Gary Hart explain how security can be achieved through new tactics and players such as special forces and economic integration.

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August 13, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Real-Life Heroism

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films inspired by actual heroes. 

Three movie posters: "Black Hawk Down" (man sits with a gun); "Gary Cooper Sergeant York" (man in helmet crouches with a gun); "Beneath Hill 60" (a woman and two men look out above the photo of a group of men in mining gear).

September 1, 2011

United States
How to Invest in U.S. Employment

After a dismal new U.S. labor report, job growth is set to dominate debate in Washington, with anxious global investors watching. Economist Gary Burtless says the best policy formula involves inve…

March 28, 2006

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Gary Hart

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August 15, 2006

United States
Gary Samore Joins Council as Director of Studies

Gary Samore, former National Security Council staffer during the Clinton administration and long-time State Department official, will become the Council’s new director of studies at the beginning of …

August 27, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Five Movies Worth Watching About Foreign-Policy Conspiracies

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about conspiracies in the halls of power. 

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: The Manchurian Candidate (a sketch of a man, a gun, and a queen of hearts card); JFK (a man looks out from a red, white, and blue design); Kill the Messenger (a man with the U.S. Capitol Building reflected in his sunglasses).

September 22, 2011

China
Gary Locke: America’s Too Popular Ambassador to China

Ambassador Gary Locke is surrounded by local Chinese media outside his residence in Beijing on August 14, 2011. (David Gray / Courtesy of Reuters) It scarcely seems possible, but apparently some Chi…

Ambassador Gary Locke is surrounded by local Chinese media outside his residence in Beijing on August 14, 2011.

May 19, 2011

United States
A Conversation with Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations

(Note: This event was fed in progress.) JOHN F. LEHMAN: (In progress) -- council meeting with Admiral Gary Roughead. Before we go any further, let me admonish you to turn off your cellphone and iPh…

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