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February 7, 2012

South Africa
Lessons Learned: Nelson Mandela’s Release from Prison

CFR’s James M. Lindsay discusses Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990 and his subsequent rise to the presidency to show how individuals shape history.

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

November 8, 2011

Iran
IAEA Iran Report Decoded

CFR’s Matthew Kroenig discusses the newly released IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program.

October 12, 2011

Israel
Shalit Deal’s Winners and Losers

CFR’s Robert Danin identifies the winners and losers in the deal brokered between Israel and Hamas to secure the release of Gilad Shalit, abducted by Hamas in June 2006.

January 6, 2012

United States
An Upbeat Economic Outlook for 2012

Blackstone strategist Byron Wien gives a cautiously optimistic forecast on world economic developments in 2012, in a discussion with CFR’s Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Wien…

May 2, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
After bin Laden: What’s Next for Obama

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses how the news that U.S. Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden will influence U.S. fo…

January 24, 2012

North Korea
Lessons Learned: The Seizure of the USS Pueblo

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968 and discusses the idea that raw power does not always ensure success in foreign policy.

December 23, 2011

Pakistan
Pakistani Media and Anti-Americanism

Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi discusses the factors behind anti-Americanism in Pakistan. He says the two countries have failed to develop a strategic relationship because of their differences in A…

October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…