April 21, 2014
The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China’s growing …
January 17, 2013
Arch Puddington presents Freedom House’s "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the diff…
November 27, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has taken extensive new powers for himself. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights three underlying issues at the core of Egypt’s power struggle.
May 17, 2012
The G8 meeting at Camp David will focus on food security and advancing political transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, while the debate over solutions to the eurozone crisis will largely s…
March 22, 2012
The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will have to determine the scope of defense policy ambitions under strong pressure to restore domestic economic solvency, which will "overshadow" pol…
March 8, 2012
On International Women’s Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.
March 6, 2012
In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.
February 14, 2012
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 and discusses the importance of diplomacy in international relations.
February 1, 2012
The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.
October 12, 2011
CFR’s Robert Danin identifies the winners and losers in the deal brokered between Israel and Hamas to secure the release of Gilad Shalit, abducted by Hamas in June 2006.