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August 11, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Philip Gordon

Please join Philip Gordon for a discussion on the history of regime change in U.S. foreign policy from the 1950s to present day.   The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted …

Play The American flag flies above South-View Cemetery before the body of Rep. John Lewis arrives, in Atlanta.

September 30, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series With Philip H. Gordon

Since the end of World War II, the United States has set out to oust governments in the Middle East on an average of once per decade—in places such as Iran, Afghanistan (twice), Iraq, Egypt, Libya, a…

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May 13, 2021

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Confronting Extremism at the Municipal Level

Andy Berke, former mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Sasha Havlicek, cofounder and chief executive officer of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), discussed how organizations like ISD’s Str…

Play Flowers lie at a makeshift memorial at the scene of where a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville

November 30, 2021

Religion
COVID-19 Vaccines and Religious Exemptions

John Fea, professor of American history at Messiah University, and Michelle Mello, professor of law and medicine at Stanford University, discuss the history and legality of religious exemptions to va…

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October 26, 2021

Germany
The Life and Legacy of Angela Merkel

Panelists discuss the life and career of Angela Merkel and the future of U.S.-German relations and the larger transatlantic alliance.

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October 15, 2021

Europe
Brexit: The Future of Northern Ireland and Scotland

Panelists discuss the ongoing challenges in the post-Brexit process, the prospects that Northern Ireland and Scotland could leave the United Kingdom via referendums, and the possible implications for…

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June 23, 2021

Egypt
Virtual Roundtable: Life Lessons Learned With Frank G. Wisner

Frank G. Wisner discusses his distinguished career in public service, including working as former undersecretary of defense for policy, undersecretary of state for international security affairs, and…

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January 13, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty—Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

The United Nations is expected to hold the tenth Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2021, following its spring 2020 postponement. Please join our panelists for a conversation …

Play A demonstrator holds a peace sign during an anti-nuclear weapons protest rally and march in New York May 2, 2010. On the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference

February 13, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow's Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge

In the Council Special Report Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow’s Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge, Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon argue that the …

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April 20, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
The Future of the Middle East

Philip H. Gordon, Farah Pandith, and James M. Lindsay discuss the future of the Middle East.

Play A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter looks through a Milan missile before recapturing from Islamic state militants the Fadiliya village in Nawaran, north of Mosul, Iraq, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ari Jalal