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November 17, 2017

Donald Trump
Ambassador Nicholas Burns on U.S. Diplomacy

Ambassador Nicholas Burns joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S. diplomacy under the Donald J. Trump administration.

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October 23, 2007

India
Video Highlight: R. Nicholas Burns

Speaking at CFR, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns, discusses America's strategic opportunities with India, including the U.S.-India nuclear deal and India's role a…

October 2, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The E-cigarette Backlash

An outbreak of a lung illness linked to vaping is raising the pressure on countries to rein in the booming e-cigarette industry.

September 25, 2019

Iran
Rouhani Punctures Hope for Iran-U.S. Thaw

Iran’s president used his UN address to dispel notions about ramped-up diplomacy with the United States or fundamental changes to Iranian actions in the Persian Gulf.

July 30, 2013

Japan
Aldrich, Platte, and Sklarew: What’s Ahead for Abe’s Energy Agenda?

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won a major victory in the Upper House election on July 21, and gained control of both houses of the Diet together with its coalition partner New Komeito. Th…

Workers check solar panels at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo July 6, 2011.

September 18, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Absent a New National Strategy, the U.S. Risks Losing Its Edge to China in Technology and Innovation, Warns Task Force

September 18, 2019—“The United States has led the world in innovation, research, and technology development since World War II, but that leadership is now at risk,” warns a new Council on Foreign Rel…

April 16, 2007

Kosovo
The Future of Kosovo: A Conversation with R. Nicholas Burns

Last week, UN special envoy Martii Ahtisaari met with the Security Council to discuss his proposal for Kosovar independence. Ahtisaari’s plan is the basis for a resolution being discussed this week i…

October 30, 2003

India
New Priorities in South Asia

South Asia may be halfway around the globe from the United States, but what happens there—as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda tragically underscored—can affect all Americans. Aft…

June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Are We Losing the Peace?

The United States successfully toppled the Taliban in the Afghan war, but it is in danger of losing the peace following the conclusion of that war. Without greater international support for the trans…

February 25, 2008

Politics and Government
Global Challenges and Opportunities in U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation with R. Nicholas Burns

DOYLE MCMANUS:  (In progress) -- this evening, but my sole function is to get a good conversation going.Before we get started, please remember to turn off your cell phone, your BlackBerry, anything …