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October 24, 2006

Conflict Prevention
Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years on: Session 1: The Suez Crisis

Watch Council President Richard N. Haass lead a discussion with Douglas Brinkley, David Fromkin, Timothy Naftali, and Roger Owen on the Suez Crisis of 1956.

February 26, 2008

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Behind the Scenes ‘Warfare’ As Russia Awaits Putin Successor

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says despite the stage-managed appearance of Russia’s political transition, jockeying among power factions is taking place behind the scenes.

November 24, 2008

Ukraine
NATO Foreign Ministers Unlikely to Push Georgia, Ukraine Membership

Robert E. Hunter, who was U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Clinton administration, says he does not expect NATO foreign ministers to enlarge the alliance to include Georgia or Ukraine at the next m…

May 7, 2009

Heads of State and Government
International Affairs and Obama's First One Hundred Days: Policies, Priorities, and Politics

Watch experts breakdown U.S. foreign policy during President Obama's first 100 days.

July 1, 2009

Russia
Obama’s Summit in Russia: Which Side ’Blinks’ First?

CFR’s top Russia expert, Stephen Sestanovich, says there is a potential for some hard bargaining to take place over arms control at the July 6-8 summit of U.S. and Russian leaders.  

January 27, 2011

China
China’s Human Rights Puzzle

Despite urging from President Obama and rising discontent at home, President Hu is only nodding to human rights, says CFR’s Jerome A. Cohen, but if China’s domestic pressure becomes strong enough,…

January 21, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Fifty Years On, What JFK Did, and Didn’t, Achieve

Fifty years after JFK’s inaugural, presidential historian Robert Dallek observes that Kennedy remains the most popular American president even though his days in office didn’t yield many domestic suc…

February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

December 9, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Drone Surveillance and Technology, and U-2 Wreckage

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev examines the wreckage of the downed U.S. U-2 spy plane in 1960. - Gregory W. Pedlow and Donald E. Welzenbach, “The CIA and U-2 Program, 1954-1974” (PDF), Central Int…

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev examines the wreckage of the downed U.S. U-2 spy plane in 1960.