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May 4, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Siniora: U.S. Must Capitalize on bin Laden Killing to Address Mideast Issues

Fuad Siniora, former prime minister of Lebanon, discusses the implications of Osama bin Laden’s death for the Middle East, the Hamas-Fatah agreement, and the U.S. role in supporting the Arab Spring w…

January 24, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Limits of EU’s Iranian Oil Embargo

The European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil may bring Iran to the negotiating table but is unlikely to halt its controversial nuclear program, says CFR’s Matthew Kroenig.

January 4, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Immigration

Immigration reform remains a hot topic in the 2012 presidential race, but the winner will have to move beyond an enforcement-only approach in dealing with illegal immigrants, says CFR’s Bernard L. Sc…

January 12, 2012

China
Video Brief: China

China’s rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

February 15, 2012

United States
Video Brief: International Trade

The winner of the 2012 presidential election faces an important leadership test on trade, which will have challenges and opportunities, says CFR’s Thomas Bollyky, including leveling the playing field…

June 12, 2012

Global Governance
The G20 Mexico Summit

As world leaders prepare for the Group of Twenty nations summit June 18-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick talks with Enrique Berruga of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations about …

February 8, 2012

Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Unity Deal in a Changing Middle East

The Hamas-Fatah unity deal reflects Palestinian efforts to find new patrons and new sources of support in the region, says CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

July 19, 2012

Syria
Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Intensification of the violence in Syria presents renewed cause for military intervention, either to protect innocent civilian lives or to potentially police or enforce a peace agreement or political…

December 13, 2012

United States
The U.S. Fiscal Cliff: Three Things to Know

CFR’s Peter Orszag highlights the potential opportunities and limitations of a fiscal cliff deal.

September 11, 2012

Peacekeeping
The Oslo Accords | History Lessons

CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, including the secret negotiations that produced the agreement, what its terms stipulated, and how it failed to …