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April 11, 2022

United States
Lessons Learned With Richard Plepler

Richard Plepler discusses his distinguished career in film and TV production, including his twenty-eight years at HBO, six of which he served as chairman and CEO, and his current role as founder and …

Play Gala honoree Richard Plepler speaks onstage during Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 29, 2018 in New York City.

April 27, 2022

Russia
Update on Ukraine, With Richard Haass

In this special episode, Why It Matters follows up with CFR President Richard Haass to hear his insights on the war in Ukraine.

Podcast A view shows a theatre building destroyed in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine

December 20, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Remembering Richard Holbrooke and His Contributions to the Congo

Twenty years ago, I was catching my breath after a whirlwind trip through central and southern Africa. I had been traveling with my boss, Senator Russ Feingold, whose expertise on African affairs eve…

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke speaks at the UN Security Council after members voted to authorize a 5,500-member force to monitor the ceasefire in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on February 24, 2000

March 2, 2022

Ukraine
Perspective on Ukraine, With Richard Haass

In this special episode, Why It Matters sits down with CFR President Richard Haass to ask the basic questions about the war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s frame of mind, and his threa…

Podcast Russian service members walk past BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles during tactical combat exercises

January 18, 2022

United States
President Biden’s First Year, With Richard Haass

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, sits down with James M. Lindsay to assess how the Biden administration has handled foreign policy in its first year in office.

Podcast U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media while flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at the Queen Theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

May 18, 2021

Religion
A Conversation With Richard N. Haass

TIPPETT: Well, it is my pleasure to convene this gathering with a few announcements. First of all, welcome, everyone, to this opening session of the CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop. I am Kri…

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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…

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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.

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August 19, 2021

Afghanistan War
Perspective on Afghanistan, With Richard N. Haass

In this special episode, CFR President Richard N. Haass examines the war in Afghanistan and the lessons to be learned in its wake.

Podcast U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

January 17, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Lessons of Diplomacy: An Event in Memory of Richard C. Holbrooke

This special evening is being held in memory of the late Richard C. Holbrooke, former board director and longtime member of CFR. The panelists will discuss the lessons of diplomacy learned from U.S. …

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