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May 7, 2009

International Law
The Use of Force and Accountability in International Law: A U.S. Perspective

Watch experts debate the United States' role in observing international law and differences in Bush and Obama administration policies. This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States …

May 7, 2009

International Law
The United States and the Future of Global Governance: The Use of Force and Accountability in International Law - A U.S. Perspective

Do current trends in international law threaten U.S. sovereignty? What international legal or normative restraints on the use of force should the United States accept and promote? What should be the …

December 15, 2009

Afghanistan
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Richard C. Holbrooke

Following President Barack Obama’s address at the United States Military Academy at West Point last week, join Richard C. Holbrooke for a discussion of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.

December 15, 2009

Afghanistan
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Richard C. Holbrooke

Watch Richard C. Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, outline U.S. policy toward Afghanistan following President Barack Obama's address at the United States Military Academ…

June 2, 2010

Pakistan
Raising the Curtain on U.S. Drone Strikes

Despite recent successes, unmanned drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan remain a controversial tactic. CFR’s Micah Zenko says the Obama administration must shed new details on the "worst kept co…

December 13, 2010

United States
The Legal Case against WikiLeaks

The State Department will likely push for WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to be prosecuted under all available statutes, including the Espionage Act, says CFR’s John Bellinger, who notes the recent…

August 31, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Global Regime for Terrorism

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge September 11, 2001, shocked the international system, changing global perspectives on both the threat of terrorism and…

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June 1, 2011

Intelligence
Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

Tomorrow marks the one month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s appearance before the nation to announce that “the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” Accordin…

Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

June 27, 2011

United States
Preventive Force and U.S. Foreign Policy

USS Florida launches a Tomahawk cruise missile during Giant Shadow in the waters off the coast of the Bahamas in this file photograph taken in 2003 and released to Reuters on March 19, 2011. U.S. and…

Preventive Force and U.S. Foreign Policy

June 8, 2011

Pakistan
The Targeted Killings Debate

U.S. drone strikes and "kill/capture" missions against al-Qaeda operatives, particularly in Pakistan and Yemen, have gained new attention and notoriety this spring. Four experts debate the legality a…