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November 17, 2021

Nuclear Weapons
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: A Conversation With Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus discusses nuclear security, the testing history of nuclear weapons, and the potential fallout of using nuclear weapons in war. The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security wa…

Play Walter Pincus sitting in a crowd at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

July 8, 2002

United States
Walter Russell Mead Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy

President Bush entered the Oval Office in January last year with a briefcase full of campaign IOUs centering on domestic issues and little interest in international affairs. The attacks of September …

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.

June 16, 2021

New Zealand
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses the future of New Zealand's foreign policy and lessons learned from the country's response to COVID-19 and reopening.  This meeting kicks off the 2021 Virtu…

Play Screen grab of Arden zoom call with Richard Haass and Jacinda Ardern on screen.

October 1, 2003

United States
Council’s Walter Russell Mead Named Henry A. Kissinger Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy

October 1, 2003 - Walter Russell Mead, a leading interpreter of the history of U.S. foreign policy and America?s role in the world, has been named the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreig…

January 15, 2003

Council on Foreign Relations Books
Council Fellow Walter Russell Mead Wins World’s Top Prize in Foreign Policy Writing, the Lionel Gelber Prize for 2002

January 15, 2003 - Walter Russell Mead has won the Lionel Gelber Prize for outstanding writing on international affairs for his book Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the…

April 26, 2004

United States
Bush Foreign Policy: Strategically Right but Tactically Wrong, Writes Walter Russell Mead in New Book

April 23, 2004 - In Power, Terror, Peace, and War, Council Fellow Walter Russell Mead, one of the most original writers on U.S. foreign policy, provides a fascinating and timely account of the Bush a…

January 13, 2003

Iraq
Odds Increasing For Iraq Crisis To Be Resolved Without War, and Negotiations With North Korea Are Necessary, Says Council Senior Fellow Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that the Bush administration has “every reason to think it could win a war” against Iraq, but the …

February 6, 2008

United States
Mead: Some Historical Analogies to the 2008 Election

Walter Russell Mead, an award-winning historian, discusses the importance of national security credentials and religion in the presidential nominating contests.

December 17, 2007

United States
Mead: Bush’s Foreign Policy Record around the World

Walter Russell Mead, a leading American historian, says that President Bush’s record in foreign policy has improved a bit in the second term, recovering traditional ground in Europe, and now showing …