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April 1, 2011

Global
U.S. Foreign Aid: Investing in Countries that Help Themselves

Daniel Yohannes, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses the MCC’s work with Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Dem…

April 13, 2011

Energy and Climate Policy
Libya Rocks Oil Markets

As fighting continues across Libya, CFR’s Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Michael Levi, says the main cause of volatility in oil markets hasn’t been the physical impact on oil productio…

March 3, 2011

India
India-Pakistan Renewed Talks Offer Strategic Opportunity

Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the strategic importance of normalizing India-Pakistan relations, for the region as wel…

April 14, 2011

Rule of Law
U.S.-Pakistan Relations and the Raymond Davis Crisis

Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the diplomatic spat between the United States and Pakistan over U.S. Embassy employee Ra…

April 14, 2011

United States
Why Global Food Prices Are Rising: CFR’s Laurie Garrett Explains

CFR’s Senior Fellow for Global Health, Laurie Garrett, discusses the drivers of rising global food prices, including increasing demand for meat, biofuels, price speculation, and severe weather events.

April 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
CFR’s Campbell: Nigeria Elections May Challenge Country’s Stability

Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections will upset the country’s power sharing system. CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies cautions that campaign appeals to ethnicity and religion coupled…

April 22, 2011

Nigeria
Nigeria Vote Rigging Angers Northeners

Following reports of substantial rigging in Nigeria’s April 16 presidential elections, John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the issue is …

April 26, 2011

African Union’s Role in Libya

Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, discusses the organization’s role in Libya and the impact of the Arab Spring on the continent, with Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for…

April 26, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Altman: Solving the U.S. Debt Crisis

Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bu…

May 2, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Bin Laden’s Symbolic Death Won’t End Extremism

Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, expects that bin Laden’s death will not have a significant impact on al-Qaeda or organizations like it. Ex…