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December 2, 2009

Afghanistan
Assessing the Afghan Surge

In his address to the nation on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama laid out a strategy he says will turn the tides in the faltering Afghan war effort. Five experts analyze his approach.

October 28, 2009

Defense and Security
Russia Update: Is the Reset Working?

Watch experts discuss U.S.-Russia relations, including Iranian nuclear talks and regional security concerns.

October 28, 2009

Defense and Security
Russia Update: Is the Reset Working?

DAVID ANDELMAN: I'd like to welcome you all to today's meeting, "Russia Update: Is the Reset Working?" I'm David Andelman. I'm the editor of World Policy Journal. But enough about me. First, I…

July 25, 2011

Global
The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

Experts discuss the importance of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, as well as the need for the United States and the United Nations to play a larger role.

July 25, 2011

Global
The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

This September the United Nations will convene a high level summit on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and …

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Iran Debate Heats Up

An Iranian military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011. (GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The political debate o…

military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh, in Iran, in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011, and released by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) to Reuters on December 2, 2011. ISIS released a commercial satellite image of the military compound where a large explosion occurred on November 12, 2011. Compared to an earlier picture of the site as shown here, an image taken on November 22, 2011 shows that most of the buildings on the compound appear extensively damaged. MANDATORY CREDIT - GEOEYE REUTERS/GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/Handout

January 6, 2012

You Might Have Missed: Special Operations, Drones, and a No-Fly Zone on the Moon

- Kimberly Dozier, “Spec-Ops troops study to be part-spy, part-gumshoe,” Miami Herald, January 3, 2012. Major General Bennet Sacolick said he was shocked at how piecemeal intelligence gathering and …

Strait of Hormuz

April 24, 2012

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Global Fund at Ten Years: Reflecting on its Impact and Looking Forward to Challenges Ahead

Debrework Zewdie examines the Global Fund's impact on global health, its current crisis, and efforts to strengthen internal governance and improve risk management.

April 24, 2012

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Global Fund at Ten Years: Reflecting on Its Impact and Looking Forward to Challenges Ahead

YANZHONG HUANG: Good afternoon. Can you hear me? Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm Yanzhong Huang. It's pronounced as Hwawng (ph), not Hwang (ph). (Chuckles.) We had that experience…

June 18, 2012

Global
A Conversation with Peter Piot

Peter Piot and Michel Sidibé discuss Piot's new book, No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the state of the AIDS epidemic in the w…