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September 25, 2003

Russia
Council Expert Says Putin Eager to Repair Relations With U.S.

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a top Russian expert who served in the Clinton administration as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state for the newly independent Soviet states, sa…

January 24, 2005

Palestinian Territories
HBO History Makers Series: Ehud Barak

New York, N.Y. [Note: the transcript begins in progress.] MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN:— [Ehud Barak] organized the Israeli military to take into account much of the transformation in military technology…

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series: Samuel Berger, former National Security Adviser

Watch former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger discuss, as part of the Council's HBO History Maker Series, his service during the Clinton administration and the foreign policy issues he dealt w…

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series with Samuel R. Berger

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Meeting

January 13, 2005

Global Governance
The World in the 21st Century: Addressing New Threats and Challenges

New York, N.Y. RICHARD HAASS: Well, good evening, and welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. I'd like to think that every night's a special night here, but tonight's a particularly special …

October 24, 2007

Development
Sestanovich: Putin Promotes Guessing Game on Russia’s Leadership

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says President Vladimir Putin seems to be enjoying keeping the world guessing as to whether he will seek to become prime minister of Russia.

December 5, 2007

Peacekeeping
Holbrooke: Kosovo Independence Declaration Could Spark Crisis

Richard C. Holbrooke, the architect of the Dayton Accords that ended the Bosnia war, says Russia’s uncooperative attitude in Kosovo combined with western inaction could spark renewed conflict.

November 4, 2005

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Azerbaijan Vote Could Turn Violent If ‘Grossly Manipulated’

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a former ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state for newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, says the parliamentary elections set for Mo…

September 17, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

Watch Theodore C. Sorensen, speechwriter for President John F. Kennedy, discuss his recent autobiography.

September 17, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

RICHARD N. HAASS: If we could get started, please. (Striking glass.) Thank you, sir. We're going to start a few minutes early given that we have so much ground to cover. Today's about Ted Sorensen, …