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February 8, 2013

Mexico
Mexico’s Drug War

Despite its booming economy, Mexico continues to struggle with alarmingly high levels of violence linked to drugs and organized crime. This video primer examines the crisis and explores policy option…

July 15, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ InfoGuide Presentation, "The Sunni-Shia Divide."

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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 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.

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…

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…

January 20, 2012

Video Brief: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The next president will be forced to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in "a different Middle East context," as possible leadership transitions on both sides as well as ongoing regional change…

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…

March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

October 2, 2013

United States
U.S. Government Shutdown: Three Things to Know

A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government’s defa…