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March 3, 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.

April 13, 2011

Political Movements
Is Iran Benefiting from Middle East Revolutions?

Reza Aslan, author of ’No God but God,’ discusses how the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa influences the balance of power in the region, and whether it is benefiting Iran.

April 25, 2011

Iran
Shirin Ebadi: Iran’s Democratic Movement ’Well Alive’

Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi discusses the impact of the Arab Spring on the democratic movement in Iran with Isobel Coleman, Director of the Council on Foreign Re…

November 8, 2011

Iran
IAEA Iran Report Decoded

CFR’s Matthew Kroenig discusses the newly released IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program.

January 12, 2012

China
Video Brief: China

China’s rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

January 19, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Lessons Learned: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy

January 24, 2012

North Korea
Lessons Learned: The Seizure of the USS Pueblo

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968 and discusses the idea that raw power does not always ensure success in foreign policy.

January 24, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Limits of EU’s Iranian Oil Embargo

The European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil may bring Iran to the negotiating table but is unlikely to halt its controversial nuclear program, says CFR’s Matthew Kroenig.

January 30, 2012

Vietnam
Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the importance of managing public expectations amid major foreign policy initiatives.

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.