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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

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…

May 31, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria’s New President: Three Things to Know

The inauguration of opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari after credible elections should advance democracy for all of Africa, says CFR’s John Campbell in this video explainer.

September 29, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ebola and West Africa: Three Things to Know

A greater international response is required to help West African governments overcome major logistical challenges in responding to Ebola, says CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell.

April 26, 2016

Islamic State
How to Confront the Islamic State?

The next president of the United States will face tough decisions, including whether to commit significant ground forces, how much to support the Kurds, and what to do about Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. …

September 13, 2016

United States
Climate Change and the Next U.S. President

The next president of the United States will play a critical role in shaping the country’s climate policy, deciding whether and how to reduce emissions, while minimizing any impact on economic growth…

January 17, 2014

Central African Republic
Crisis in Central African Republic: Three Things to Know

The crisis in the Central African Republic has reignited, threatening regional long-term peace and stability unless a neutral transitional administration is formed, says CFR’s John Campbell.

June 22, 2016

United States
Trade and the U.S. Presidential Election

The next president’s trade policy will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country’s economy. This video breaks down the decisions the president will face i…

March 27, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: LBJ Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection, and discusses the damage that foreign policy can do to a presidency.

October 21, 2011

Libya
Levin: U.S. Libya Role Will Remain Limited

Senator Carl M. Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, discusses U.S. involvement in Libya following Qaddafi’s death, as well as progress in Afghanistan and possible federal budget s…