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June 15, 2006

Political History and Theory
HBO History Makers Series: James A. Baker III

EVAN THOMAS:  Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations evening with James A. Baker.  I’d like to thank, to start out, Richard Plepler and Home Box Office for making this evening possible.  We’re g…

November 7, 2011

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Admiral Thad Allen

CAPTAIN MELISSA BERT: Good evening. I'd like to welcome everyone to tonight's History Makers series with Admiral Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. On behalf of the council, I wou…

November 7, 2011

United States
HBO History Makers with Thad W. Allen

Retired Admiral Thad W. Allen discusses major events, such as Hurricane Katrina, that shaped his experience as admiral of the United States Coast Guard. This meeting is part of the HBO History Mak…

March 9, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Politics of Iran War Fever

Above the Fold. President Obama used his speech to the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee last Sunday and his White House press conference to take his critics to task f…

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December 18, 2007

Beyond Primary: Making the Case for Universal Secondary Education

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently published the book Educating All Children: A Global Agenda that considers the challenges of achieving universal basic and secondary education global…

February 8, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: Johannesburg’s Undocumented Immigrants

This is a guest post by Melissa Bukuru, CFR Africa program intern. Last week, the UNHCR released a report claiming that one thousand five hundred would-be African migrants to Europe drowned or went …


March 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: KONY 2012, Beyond the Buzz

This is a guest post by Melissa Bukuru, CFR Africa program intern. After 50 million views and a media buzz that shows no sign of dying down quickly, backlash to Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video …


May 10, 2012

China’s Little Dutch Boy

China’s public security apparatus and all its friends in the propaganda and censorship departments must be exhausted—I know that I am exhausted just trying to keep up with them. Within the past month…

A policeman stands near the Great Wall on a hazy day in Juyongguan, China.

March 8, 2012

Addressing the Risk of a Cuban Oil Spill

Is oil drilling in Cuban waters safe? Or might a “Cuban oil crisis” be upon us? And is the United States prepared for the possibility of a major spill just sixty miles from the Florida keys? They’re…