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May 19, 2011

Tunisia
Supporting Mideast Democratic Transitions with U.S. Aid

Isobel Coleman, Director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, discusses new initiatives announced by President Obama in support of the democratic tra…

June 1, 2011

Greece
EU’s Rehn: Greek Aid Plan Days Away

European Union Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn expects negotiations on a new Greek aid plan between the EU, IMF, and Greek government will conclude "in the coming days," ahea…

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 …

April 26, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Altman: Solving the U.S. Debt Crisis

Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bu…

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 8, 2011

Iran
IAEA Iran Report Decoded

CFR’s Matthew Kroenig discusses the newly released IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program.

October 6, 2011

Egypt
Egypt’s Democratic Quest: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

Egypt’s 2011 revolution marks the latest chapter in Egyptians’ longtime struggle for greater democratic freedoms. In this video, Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Easter…

November 11, 2011

International Organizations
Obama Initiatives Threaten APEC

CFR’s Scott Snyder says the Obama administration’s new initiatives in Asia threaten the primary role that APEC has played as a gathering for Asian leaders.

January 12, 2012

Political History and Theory
Lessons Learned: The Ludlow Amendment

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the anniversary of voting on the Ludlow Amendment and discusses it in the context of current debates about the power to commit force abroad.

February 1, 2012

Iran
Iran and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.