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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…

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.

November 27, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Power Struggle: Three Things to Know

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has taken extensive new powers for himself. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights three underlying issues at the core of Egypt’s power struggle.

March 2, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and…

July 14, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
9/11 Perspectives: How America Changed its Projection of Power

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, Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose a…

May 4, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bin Laden May Become More Powerful Dead

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that Osama bin Laden is more valuable to al-Qaeda dead than alive. Comparing bin Laden’s death to that of Sayyid Qutb, Husain argues…

March 6, 2012

Japan
Lessons Learned: The Firebombing of Tokyo

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the firebombing of Tokyo during World War II and discusses the destructive power of conventional weapons.

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 12, 2012

Political History and Theory
Lessons Learned: The Ludlow Amendment

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the anniversary of voting on the Ludlow Amendment and discusses it in the context of current debates about the power to commit force abroad.

February 28, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the ratification of the Articles of Confederation and discusses the difficulty inherent in writing a workable constitution.