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April 18, 2012

Global Governance
Global Governance in a Changing World

In the wake of the debate over electing a non-American president of the World Bank, CFR’s Stewart Patrick and Thierry de Montbrial of the French Institute for International Relations discuss the chal…

January 17, 2013

Human Rights
Freedom in the World 2013

Arch Puddington presents Freedom House’s "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the diff…

March 2, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and…

June 5, 2014

Brazil
Brazil and the World Cup: Three Things to Know

Poor government oversight and protests in Brazil have expanded the World Cup narrative beyond soccer and into politics, explains CFR’s Julia Sweig.

October 6, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Counter-Jihad in the Islamic World

Expert Robin Wright discusses the unfolding developments of the Arab Spring with CFR’s Isobel Coleman. Wright argues that a "counter-jihad" is happening, which is "challenging the political status qu…

July 28, 2011

Homeland Security
9/11 Perspectives: Echoes in Arab World

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and …

September 14, 2017

Kurds
Video: The Time of the Kurds

Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achievi…

May 2, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that bin Laden’s death helps the drive for democracy in the Middle East and weakens the influence of…

January 28, 2016

China
China Policy and the U.S. Presidential Election

The president of the United States will have to deal with a rising and more assertive China on a wide range of issues, including Asia-Pacific security, trade, and cybersecurity. U.S.-China relations …

November 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
Video: The Humanitarian Crisis in the Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to ove…