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May 13, 2011

United States
Improving the Quality of Education

Sir Michael Barber, head of the Global Education Practice at McKinsey & Company argues that the key to improving educational systems is setting clear, internationally benchmarked standards, and attra…

October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…

October 20, 2011

Libya
International Involvement Post-Qaddafi

Robert Danin, CFR’s senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, argues that the international community needs to remain involved in Libya after Qaddafi’s death.

October 24, 2011

Democracy
Tunisia’s Islamists Vie for Power

Ed Husain, CFR’s senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, discusses the emergence of Islamist political parties in Tunisia.

December 20, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Troubling Trends: Homegrown Radicals and al-Qaeda

A top New York City police official and author of a new book on al-Qaeda, Mitchell Silber, discusses with CFR’s Ed Husain the persistent threat of a homegrown U.S. radical mounting a terrorist attack.

December 23, 2011

International Organizations
The United States and the ICJ

Joan E. Donoghue, the U.S. member judge of the International Court of Justice, discusses the uneasy relationship between the United States and the UN body. She says the United States has increased it…

February 1, 2012

Iran
Iran and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.

February 13, 2012

China
Two Ways to Ease U.S.-China Economic Tensions

The U.S. visit of Vice President Xi Jinping occurs at a time of resurfacing tensions over trade and China’s currency, says CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby, but there is a formula for resolving each problem.

January 4, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Immigration

Immigration reform remains a hot topic in the 2012 presidential race, but the winner will have to move beyond an enforcement-only approach in dealing with illegal immigrants, says CFR’s Bernard L. Sc…

February 28, 2012

International Organizations
The UN Human Rights Council: Five Things to Know

The UN Human Rights Council is emerging as an increasingly relevant player in the Syrian crisis. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the revived global human rights forum.