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May 11, 2018

United States
A Conversation With Michael McCaul

This is the keynote session of the 2018 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference. 

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June 15, 2011

United States
A Conversation with Michael Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to …

August 30, 2011

Labor and Employment
Why Do Green Jobs Pay Better Than Other Jobs?

I’ve always been skeptical of the oft-heard claim that “green jobs” are “good jobs” – that is, that green jobs somehow pay better than other ones. A recent Brookings Institution study, though, takes …

July 26, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Why Green Jobs Couldn’t Sell The Climate Bill

The demise of the climate bill has me thinking about green jobs again. I’ve never been a big fan of the green jobs argument on its substance. But set that aside for now. The public seems to like gree…

April 18, 2001

Japan
Japan's Reluctant Realism

Has Japanese foreign policy changed in the post-Cold War era? On the surface, it appears to have been quite consistent since the end of World War II. It has stressed the U.S.-Japanese security allian…

August 1, 2018

Islamic State
The Islamic State Threat Hasn’t Gone Away

Lost amid the intense international focus on diplomatic talks with North Korea and renewed U.S. tensions with Iran, has been a recent spate of Islamic State attacks across a broad swath of the Middle…

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August 28, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
State of U.S. Security: A Conversation with CFR's National Intelligence Fellow

After being away from Washington for a year, CFR's Michael P. Dempsey shares his reflections about the state of U.S. national security and highlights emerging trends and hotspots.

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September 19, 2018

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea's Teodorin Obiang Faces Trouble Abroad for Corruption, Again

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (nicknamed Teodorin), vice president of Equatorial Guinea, son of his country’s president, and heir apparent to that office, made headlines this week. According to media reports, authorities in Brazil seized some $16 million in cash and high-end watches from his delegation, where he had reportedly traveled for medical treatment. Brazilian law limits the amount of cash visitors can bring into the country to $2,400. 

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December 8, 2016

Climate Change
Red States and Green Cities: Predictions for Trump-Era Climate Action

Jennifer Wilson is a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations.  President-Elect Donald Trump’s reported nomination of Scott Pruitt to head of the Environmental …

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September 20, 2018

International Finance
Three Sudden Stops and a Surge

Reflections on the Global Financial Crisis, through the lens of the U.S. balance of payments.

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