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October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…

June 2, 2011

Human Rights
North Korea Food Aid: Avoiding Moral Hazard

Following U.S. envoy Robert King’s visit to North Korea to assess the food situation in the country, CFR’s Adjunct Senior Fellow for Korea Studies Scott A. Snyder says that any U.S. decision to provi…

March 27, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: LBJ Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection, and discusses the damage that foreign policy can do to a presidency.

April 23, 2012

Elections and Voting
France’s Presidential Election: Three Things to Know

Following the first round of France’s presidential election, CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan discusses Nicolas Sarkozy’s chances and the potential impact of a Francois Hollande win on transatlantic ties and…

January 6, 2012

United States
An Upbeat Economic Outlook for 2012

Blackstone strategist Byron Wien gives a cautiously optimistic forecast on world economic developments in 2012, in a discussion with CFR’s Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Wien…

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

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.

April 6, 2011

Democracy
Crisis in Libya: ’U.S. Must Have Clear Objective’

As the Libyan conflict escalates, CFR’s Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Robert Danin, warns that the U.S. must have a clear objective to for the country and the region.

April 18, 2011

Emerging Markets
Spence: Emerging Market Investment Boom Ahead

Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in internatio…

May 4, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Fatah-Hamas Agreement Stalls Mideast Peace Efforts

Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the deal between the secularist Fatah and radical Islamist Hamas factions will effectively put…

October 12, 2011

Israel
Shalit Deal’s Winners and Losers

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.