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September 8, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
9/11 Perspectives: The Balance of Power in American Politics

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice Pre…

December 17, 2019

United States
The Year in CFR Events

Take a look back at 2019’s most pressing current events and the experts and renowned guests who came to CFR, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to disc…

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October 6, 2015

Asia
Japan-China Relations: Three Things to Know

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China must improve for the Asia-Pacific region to thrive economically and politically, explains CFR’s Sheila Smith.

June 6, 2014

Brazil
Brazil and the World Cup: Three Things to Know

Poor government oversight and protests in Brazil have expanded the World Cup narrative beyond soccer and into politics, explains CFR’s Julia Sweig.

October 25, 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.

January 29, 2016

Immigration and Migration
Immigration Policy and the U.S. Presidential Election

U.S. immigration policy has been a touchstone of political debate for decades as policymakers consider U.S. labor demands and border security concerns. Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Was…

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April 1, 2011

Egypt
’Big Differences’ between Egypt and Iran Revolutions

Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, compares Egypt’s 2011 uprising to the 1979 Iranian revolution and 2009 Iranian Green Movement.

October 6, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Counter-Jihad in the Islamic World

Expert Robin Wright discusses the unfolding developments of the Arab Spring with CFR’s Isobel Coleman. Wright argues that a "counter-jihad" is happening, which is "challenging the political status qu…

June 27, 2011

Nigeria
Restoring Nigeria’s Zoning Following 2011 Elections

Following Goodluck Jonathan’s victory in Nigeria’s April 16 presidential elections, John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the implica…

June 27, 2011

Cuba
Sweig: Siginificant Change Unfolding in Cuba

Having just returned from Cuba’s Communist Party Congress, Council on Foreign Relations’ Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Julia Sweig, shares her analysis of the political and economic reform…