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October 15, 2012

Trade
Freeing the Global Market

Overview One of the most worrisome trends in international trade is the growing use of government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) in advanced developing countries. The distortio…

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October 2, 2019

Syria
Syria: State of the Conflict and U.S. Policy

As the Syrian conflict extends into its ninth year, risks to international security and regional stability remain. Our panelists discuss U.S. policy toward Syria, including military, diplomatic, and …

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March 4, 2015

Corporate Governance
Federal Regulations: Not "Job-Killing," But Still Costly

There are few issues in Washington today that generate more heat than regulations--that broad swathe of government actions that affect everything from air quality to worker safety. Congressional Repu…

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October 16, 2012

Corporate Governance
Tackling the Real Barriers to U.S. Business Abroad

The U.S.-China Business Council’s just-released survey on the environment for U.S. companies doing business in China is far more striking for what it doesn’t say than what it does. Of the top ten pro…

Delegates arrive at the eighth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Geneva on December 15, 2011 (Denis Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

July 19, 2012

Wars and Conflict
The Complex Ties Among Poverty, Development, and Security

Over the past decade a new conventional wisdom has emerged that security and development are mutually reinforcing, and that long-term security is not possible without reducing poverty and promoting e…

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March 8, 2017

United States
Civil-Military Relations in the New Administration

Experts discuss the role of civil-military relations in the development of military advice; evaluate early changes to the national security system under President Trump; and consider possible reforms…

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The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

This series of meetings, featuring the chairman of the joint chiefs, service chiefs, and/or other leadership from the military and intelligence communities, was endowed in 2007 through a gift from CFR member Robert B. McKeon, founder and and former president of Veritas Capital LLC.

November 28, 2016

United States
Domestic Security in the Age of ISIS

Experts discuss how the United States can better prepare for and protect the homeland with the growing threat of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

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September 16, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Assessing NATO's Future

Experts discuss the ability of NATO to adapt given the political and economic realities of its members.

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May 21, 2009

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
A View from the Hill: U.S. National Security

Speaker:John M. McHughMember, U.S. House of Representatives (R-NY); Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee Presider:Thom ShankerPentagon Correspondent, The New York Times Writing in Roll Ca…