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April 18, 2011

Emerging Markets
Spence: Emerging Market Investment Boom Ahead

Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in internatio…

April 21, 2011

Nigeria
CFR’s Campbell: Sounding the Alarm on Boko Haram

CFR’s John Campbell says deteriorating economic and social conditions in Northern Nigeria are behind the recurring upsurge in Boko Haram’s activity. Campbell cautions that the circumstances enabling …

October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…

November 4, 2011

Europe
ECB Limitations in Addressing Eurozone Crisis

CFR’s Benn Steil discusses the ECB’s role and limitations in mitigating the eurozone debt crisis.

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Is Not al-Qaeda, Says CFR Senior Fellow Ed Husain

Senior Fellow Ed Husain discusses Egypt’s largest Islamist organization, and how it may be more willing to engage in diplomacy than al-Qaeda.

September 1, 2011

Homeland Security
9/11 Perspectives: U.S. Disaster Preparedness

Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, explores the lasting impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed …

December 12, 2011

Iraq
U.S.-Iraq Post-Withdrawal Relations

CFR’s Stephen Biddle discusses the increasing emphasis on non-military ties between the United States and Iraq.

December 19, 2011

North Korea
Deciphering North Korea’s Transition

Following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, the transition of power in North Korea could see Pyongyang engaging in further provocative activities, says CFR’s Paul Stares.

February 2, 2012

Afghanistan
The New Afghan Combat Timetable

The newly announced U.S. plan to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by mid-2013 could make it more difficult to realize the chief goal of helping Afghan national forces become self-sufficient, say…

January 4, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Immigration

Immigration reform remains a hot topic in the 2012 presidential race, but the winner will have to move beyond an enforcement-only approach in dealing with illegal immigrants, says CFR’s Bernard L. Sc…