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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…

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…

March 3, 2011

Egypt
’Big Differences’ between Egypt and Iran Revolutions

Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, compares Egypt’s 2011 uprising to the 1979 Iranian revolution and 2009 Iranian Green Movement.

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…

January 30, 2012

Vietnam
Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the importance of managing public expectations amid major foreign policy initiatives.

January 11, 2012

International Organizations
UN Security Council Reform: Is It Time?

CFR’s Stewart Patrick outlines the debate over UN Security Council reform and discusses the obstacles going forward.

February 15, 2012

Global Governance
Five Things to Know About the G20

As Mexico prepares to welcome the first meeting of G20 foreign ministers this weekend, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the world’s steering body for global financial coo…

January 20, 2012

Video Brief: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The next president will be forced to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in "a different Middle East context," as possible leadership transitions on both sides as well as ongoing regional change…