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March 11, 2009

United States
In New Book, CFR President Emeritus Les Gelb Explains “How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy”

Inspired by Machiavelli’s classic The Prince, CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb offers guidelines to the U.S. president in a new book on how to think about and use American power effectively in t…

May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

January 7, 2003

United States
Republicans Gingrich and Zakheim and Democrats Young and Wilson to Debate Foreign Policy Les Gelb to moderate discussion sponsored by 12 groups Students also to debate foreign policy

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544 Erin Eizenstat, Communications Coordinator, at 212-434-9536   October 23, 2000, New York City –…

June 7, 2018

Economics
Legal Tender? The Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Panelists examine existing laws for digital currencies, potential areas for abuse and crime, and the best next steps for governments to keep up with the technology.

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December 20, 2002

Iraq
U.S. Public Is Unconvinced on Need to Wage War Against Iraq, Says Council on Foreign Relations President Les Gelb

Les Gelb, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says that he is surprised by the degree of opposition in the United States to an invasion of Iraq. On a recent speaking tour, Gelb …

May 24, 2018

United States
Prescriptions for a Solvent Future

This is the second session of the American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes symposium.

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December 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran

January 31, 2018

NAFTA
NAFTA and the Future of U.S.-Canada Relations

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses the ongoing negotiations of NAFTA, and how the future of the trade agreement will influence U.S.-Canada relations.

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November 28, 2017

Monetary Policy
A Conversation With John C. Bogle

John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, discusses lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and the future of investment management in a period of global low-returns.

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November 14, 2017

Economics
A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

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