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January 18, 1995

Security Alliances
Should NATO Expand?

Americans and Europeans can fairly debate whether NATO should expand in the near term or proceed with formal expansion only if Russia again seems to pose a military threat to Central Europe. But whic…

December 1, 2001

Political History and Theory
Special Providence

The United States has had a more successful foreign policy than any other great power in history. Council Senior Fellow Walter Russell Mead argues that the United States is successful because its strategy is rooted in Americans' concrete interests, which value trade and commerce as much as military security.

February 26, 2004

Defense Technology
Nonlethal Weapons and Capabilities

Integrating nonlethal weapons (NLW) more widely into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped limit the widespread looting and sabotage that occurred after th…

February 22, 2008

United States
Russia Update: 2008

JACK F. MATLOCK JR.:  All right.  Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting.  Please remember to turn off all your cell phones, BlackBerrys and other wireless devices.  And I would l…

February 22, 2008

United States
Russia Update (Video Highlight)

Watch experts discuss domestic politics in Russia ahead of upcoming presidential elections as well as the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

February 13, 2009

Nuclear Energy
International Nuclear Energy Resurgence: A Conversation with Dale E. Klein

Watch Dale E. Klein, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Committee, comment on the policy and regulatory environment necessary for an international nuclear resurgence.

February 13, 2009

Nuclear Energy
International Nuclear Energy Resurgence: A Conversation with Dale E. Klein

On January 21, one day after his inauguration, President Obama released a comprehensive agenda for U.S. homeland security, which included a call to "establish a new international nuclear energy archi…

March 8, 2009

Financial Markets
The shadow financial system – as illustrated in three new papers that cut through the London fog

Gordon Brown wants to shine a bit more light on the shadow financial system (hat tip IPEZone). One plank of his G-20 action plan is: "reform of international regulation to close regulatory gaps so …

February 26, 2009

Security Alliances
NATO At 60 Symposium: Session II: NATO, Russia, and the Near Abroad

Watch experts debate topics such as how NATO should deal with Russia in the aftermath of the war in Georgia, the membership status of Ukraine and Georgia, President Medvedev's proposal for a summit o…