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April 1, 2011

Competitiveness
Capital, Labor, and Productivity: Moyo on U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Dambisa Moyo, economist and author of "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly -- and the Stark Choices Ahead," shares her thoughts on U.S. economic leadership, China’s rise, and the d…

April 5, 2011

International Law
Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya

Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft discusses developments in the Middle East and the intervention in Libya with CFR’s Director of Studies James Lindsay. Drawing on lessons from the fi…

April 6, 2011

Democracy
Crisis in Libya: ’U.S. Must Have Clear Objective’

As the Libyan conflict escalates, CFR’s Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Robert Danin, warns that the U.S. must have a clear objective to for the country and the region.

April 7, 2011

Libya
Blair on Libya: We Must Be Players, Not Spectators

Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Quartet Representative to the Middle East, discusses the role of international governments in promoting democracy in the Middle East with…

April 13, 2011

Political Movements
Is Iran Benefiting from Middle East Revolutions?

Reza Aslan, author of ’No God but God,’ discusses how the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa influences the balance of power in the region, and whether it is benefiting Iran.

April 14, 2011

Food and Water Security
Health Impact of Rising Food Prices

CFR’s Senior Fellow for Global Health, Laurie Garrett, discusses the implications of rising food prices on global health.

April 19, 2011

Energy and Climate Policy
Morse: Addressing Disruptions in Oil and Energy

Energy Analyst Ed Morse discusses the impact of turmoil in the Middle East on energy production with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose.

May 2, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that bin Laden’s death helps the drive for democracy in the Middle East and weakens the influence of…

May 2, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Bin Laden’s Symbolic Death Won’t End Extremism

Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, expects that bin Laden’s death will not have a significant impact on al-Qaeda or organizations like it. Ex…

May 4, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Fatah-Hamas Agreement Stalls Mideast Peace Efforts

Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the deal between the secularist Fatah and radical Islamist Hamas factions will effectively put…