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May 13, 2019

Authoritarianism
An Inside Look at Political Imprisonment

Panelists discuss the use of imprisonment and torture as political tools of authoritarian regimes, including their experiences with political imprisonment in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria, and their …

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April 15, 2019

Donald Trump
Council Special Report: Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem

Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill’s Council Special Report Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem takes a step back from the feverish media temperature associated with coverage of Donald J. …

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January 17, 2019

United States
The State of the Union

In the opening session of CFR’s Local Journalists Workshop, Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS at CNN; and member of CFR’s Board of Directors, discusses pressing U.S. foreign policy issues an…

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January 30, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
'The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State'

Graeme Wood discusses The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, his intimate new account of what drives the jihadi group’s true believers.

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September 12, 2016

United States
The State of Intelligence: Fifteen Years After 9/11

Experts discuss developments in counterterrorism and intelligence gathering in the past fifteen years, including lessons learned since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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August 19, 2015

Afghanistan
Taliban in Transition: Three Things to Know

The death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will likely further complicate peace talks with the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan, says CFR’s Dan Markey.

June 28, 2016

Global
Losing Lives to Save Lives: Targeting Humanitarian Workers in Conflict Zones

Experts discuss current threats to global health workers in crisis zones, and what can be done to stop attacks on humanitarian workers to ensure their safety and neutrality.

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March 1, 2016

Pakistan
Sartaj Aziz on Pakistan's Foreign and Security Policy

Sartaj Aziz discusses Pakistan’s role in the security and stability of the region and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s policy priorities for U.S.-Pakistan relations.

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February 29, 2016

Afghanistan
HBO What To Do About Afghanistan

Experts assess the current situation in Afghanistan, analyze U.S. involvement, and offer policy options moving forward.

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November 16, 2015

Global
The United Nations and Global Human Rights

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein shares his reflections on the status of human rights across the world.

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