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May 22, 2024

Wars and Conflict
Climate Vulnerability and Conflict: A Conversation With John Podesta and David Miliband

In a conversation with David Miliband, Senior Advisor to the President for International Climate Policy John Podesta discusses the relationship between climate vulnerability and conflict zones. In th…

Play Rohingya refugee girl walks along the water with umbrella across a flooded refugee camp during heavy rain

April 17, 2024

Indo-Pacific
Reflecting on a Changing Indo-Pacific: A Conversation With Admiral John Aquilino

Admiral John Aquilino discusses his work as commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, as well as the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, solutions to deliver integrated deterrence, and …

Play The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (rear) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in Philippine Sea.

March 1, 2024

Climate Change
A Conversation With John Kerry

John Kerry discusses his work as U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, the challenges the United States faces, and the Biden administration’s priorities as it continues to address climate chan…

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May 7, 2024

Grand Strategy
A New U.S. Grand Strategy: The Case for Liberal Internationalism, With G. John Ikenberry

G. John Ikenberry, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether liberal internationalism and U.S. …

Podcast Flags flying in front of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on October 12, 2017.

April 23, 2024

Defense and Security
Challenges Facing the U.S. Military, With John Barrientos and Kristen Thompson

John Barrientos, a captain in the U.S. Navy and a visiting military fellow at CFR, and Kristen Thompson, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a visiting military fellow at CFR, sit down with James M. …

Podcast The Joint Service Color Guard walks the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle, Washington, on July 30, 2016.

March 14, 2024

Russia
Russia’s Gloomy ‘Elections’, U.S. Budget Divisions, Elton John-Bernie Taupin Awarded, and More

Russia holds its presidential election with the Kremlin aiming to orchestrate a sweeping endorsement of President Vladimir Putin; the U.S. Congress continues its partisan battles over the 2024 budget…

Podcast People walk past a cardboard cut-out of President Vladimir Putin displayed in a souvenir shop ahead of the upcoming elections for the President of Russia on March 14, 2024 in Moscow, Russia.

December 19, 2012

United States
John Lewis Gaddis Wins CFR’s Arthur Ross Book Award for "George F. Kennan: An American Life"

George F. Kennan: An American Life (The Penguin Press), by renowned historian John Lewis Gaddis, won the eleventh annual Arthur Ross Book Award for the best book published on international affairs.

January 9, 2024

Political History and Theory
New Book Examines the Colorful and Tumultuous Political Career of Henry Wallace 

In a new book filled with political drama and intrigue, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Benn Steil offers the richest and deepest biographical study to date of Henry A. Wallace—a “fa…

June 12, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series: The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East by Steven Cook

In The End of Ambition, Steven A. Cook boldly claims that despite setbacks and moral costs, the United States has had a record of success in the Middle East. Yet, beginning in the 1990s, those achiev…

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