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November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

December 10, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
Arms Control Expert Says Discord in Washington Causes Problems in Resolving Nuclear Dispute With North Korea

Joseph Cirincione, director of the Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that recent developments have eased substantially the crisis with Iran over its s…

September 5, 2008

Elections and Voting
Symposium on Iran and Policy Options for the Next Administration: Session One: Iran's Domestic Politics

Watch experts discuss the internal political and economic situation in Iran.

September 5, 2008

Elections and Voting
CFR Symposium: Iran and Policy Options for the Next Administration, Session One - Iran's Domestic Politics

This was part of the Symposium on Iran and Policy Options for the Next Administration, which was made possible through the generous support ofthe Carnegie Corporation of New York. RICHARD N. HAA…

March 26, 2008

Conflict Prevention
Nasr: Iraqi Prime Minister ‘Irrelevant’ in Shiite Power Struggle

Vali R. Nasr, a leading expert on Shiites, says the fighting in southern Iraq amounts to a power struggle between pro and anti-U.S. Shiite militias. The country’s Shiite prime minister, he says, is “…

May 4, 2008

Financial Markets
The Economist and Goldman on oil and the dollar

I liked the lede of this week’s economist story on the Fed, the dollar and oil: “THE spirit of St Augustine hovered over the Federal Reserve this week. “Oh Lord, let us stop cutting interest rates…

September 9, 2009

Media
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:30 to 6:00 PM RECEPTION 6:00 to 7:15 PM SESSION ONE Welcome: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreig…

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

June 15, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Containment Policy for a Nuclear Iran?

Sanctions may slow Iran’s nuclear drive but won’t halt it, says Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour, who calls for shifting to a containment policy that helps "expedite political transformation."

October 12, 2010

Sudan
A Trip Report: Sudan

Upon their return from Sudan, please join George Clooney and John Prendergast to assess the in-country situation in advance of southern Sudan's independence referendum this January.