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June 28, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Political Warfare

The United States is in a long-term struggle for influence in the Middle East with competitors such as Iran, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, and various Salafist organizations. All have …

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June 22, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reconfiguring USAID for State-Building

Nation-building abroad has become a neuralgic term in American politics. Opposition to nation-building abroad is one of the few things that President Barack Obama and Donald Trump can agree on. And y…

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September 28, 2011

Pakistan
Media Conference Call: A Tougher U.S. Tack on Pakistan

A strong statement from outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Michael Mullen, signaled that "Washington is launching a full-court press to show that it will no longer sit idly by while terr…

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March 6, 2019

United States
Defending America From Foreign Election Interference

The United States needs to safeguard the democratic process against foreign interference. It should ensure both the technical integrity of the voting system and that voters are not subjected to forei…

Voters fill out their ballots at Loudon County High School in Leesburg, Virginia, on election day, November 6, 2018.

September 8, 2011

Economic Crises
Corporate Program Conference Call: Obama's Speech on Job Creation

As President Obama prepares to go before Congress and outline his new proposals on job creation, join CFR’s Edward Alden and Michael Spence to discuss the challenges facing the U.S. economy and optio…

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March 14, 2011

Japan
Media Conference Call: Japan's Earthquake -- Political, Economic, and Energy Implications

The devastation wreaked by Japan's worst-ever earthquake and the accompanying tsunami continues to widen. Japan expert Sheila Smith and nuclear expert Michael Levi discuss the energy, political and e…

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July 3, 2008

Global Governance
Media Conference Call: Climate Change and the Upcoming G8 Summit (Audio)

Listen to CFR senior fellows Michael A. Levi and Sebastian Mallaby discuss prospects for progress on climate change at the G8 summit.

Podcast

September 18, 2015

United States
Media Call: The Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Decision

CFR experts discuss the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision.

Podcast

October 31, 2018

Intelligence
The Increasing Complexity of U.S. National Intelligence

Council on Foreign Relations 10/31 Academic Conference Call on the increasing complexity of U.S. national intelligence in enhancing American security with Michael P. Dempsey, the 2017–2019 National Intelligence Fellow at CFR and former acting director of national intelligence.

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March 11, 2020

Inequality
Economic Growth and Global Inequality

Council on Foreign Relations 03/11/2020 Academic Conference Call: Economic Growth and Global Inequality with A. Michael Spence.

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