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December 21, 2006

Emerging Markets
Crises of too much v. crises of too little

I was not all that impressed by the “day after” coverage of  Thailand’s capital controls in the financial press.     Everyone initially looked for parallels to 1997 – and signs that the most recen…

October 19, 2006

Conflict Prevention
Segal: Chinese Expressing Anger at North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il and Korean Military

Adam Segal, a leading expert on China’s military and technological policies, says that North Korea’s decision to test missiles and explode a nuclear device in the face of Chinese warnings has produce…

October 29, 2007

United States
Senator John F. Kerry

RICHARD SALOMON:  Good afternoon.  Can I get your attention, please?  It's a pleasure for me to welcome Senator Kerry and all of you to today's program at the Council on Foreign Relations.Before I i…

October 29, 2007

United States
A Conversation with John Kerry

Watch Senator John Kerry (D-MA) discuss climate change as a U.S. national security threat and the opportunity for the United States to pursue global leadership on the issue.

November 12, 2007

Financial Markets
What a week: a Brazilian supermodel, the Vice-Chairman of the People’s Congress and the French President all commented on the dollar

Note: This is Brad Setser, not Michael Pettis.  Mr. Pettis will be doing most of the heavy lifting for the remainder of this week as well.  Last week was rather interesting.  Gisele Bundchen was all…

April 29, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
An Unsettling Settlement: The 1922 Middle East Peace Agreement Seen Today

Watch David Fromkin, professor of international relations, history, and law at Boston University and author of Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Mi…

April 29, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
An Unsettling Settlement: The 1922 Middle East Peace Agreement Seen Today

Historian David Fromkin will discuss how the post-Ottoman Middle East looks in the twenty-first century. This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent h…

June 1, 2011

Intelligence
Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

Tomorrow marks the one month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s appearance before the nation to announce that “the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” Accordin…

Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

July 12, 2011

Brazil
Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil Relations

July 12, 2011—Over the course of a generation, Brazil has emerged as both a driver of growth in South America and as an active force in world politics. A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponso…

February 25, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
TWE Remembers: John Foster Dulles

Every day thousands of people fly into and out of Washington’s Dulles International Airport. Few of them think about the man for whom the airport is named, John Foster Dulles. He was born on this day…

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