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February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…

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April 9, 2004

Iraq
Chalabi Says Ayatollah Sistani Is the Key To Stopping the Surge of Violence in Iraq

Ahmad Chalabi, head of the U.S.-backed Iraqi National Congress and a member of the Iraqi Governing Council, says the council is working behind the scenes to stop the recent clashes between insurgents…

February 26, 2008

Pakistan
Continuing Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy: Pakistan

JONAH BLANK:  Okay.  Well, I thank everyone for coming.  It is a pleasure to be here.  Thank you to the council and to Kay and to everyone else here.  And thank you to our guests, who I'll introduce…

February 25, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden

KATIE COURIC: Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? I'm Katie Couric. I'm here to help moderate a conversation with Senator Joe Biden following his remarks and then open -- I'll b…

February 25, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Conversation with Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Video Highlight)

Watch Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) discuss his recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

February 25, 2008

Elections and Voting
A Conversation with Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Watch Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) discuss his recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

January 14, 2010

Iran
Time to Speak Out on Iran

"Engagement doesn’t preclude criticism," says Iranian historian Ali M. Ansari, so the West should be more forthright in speaking out against Iran’s human rights record.

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Resolution 1546

This publication is now archived. Does the new U.N. resolution resolve questions about Iraq’s status?To an extent. Resolution 1546, passed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council June 8, declares th…

April 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit,…

April 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

ISOBEL COLEMAN: Good afternoon. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us here this afternoon. I'm Isobel Coleman. I'm a senior fellow here at the Council on Foreign Relations and director …