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    25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student-led anti-government protests in 1989. Panelists included activists,…

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    Technology and Policymaking

    Joel Garreau and Michael Rogers talked about the role technological advances play in policymaking. Topics included the effect of driverless cars on the taxi driving industry, and how…

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    North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Stephen Bosworth and Han Sung-Joo talked about the evolution of the North Korean nuclear threat since 1994, including their experiences during negotiations for the 1994 Agreed Framework…

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    Global Economic Inequality

    Jim Yong Kim talked about World Bank’s efforts to address global economic inequality, announcing plans to end extreme poverty by 2030. He also talked about building a hydro-electric…

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    Global Energy Supply

    Energy experts talked about at the state of the world energy supply. They discussed oil, gas, renewable energies, the environment, global economies, and the interconnection of the…

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    National Security and Intelligence

    CIA Director John Brennan talked with NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell about national security and intelligence issues. In his remarks, he refuted charges Senate…

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the Economy

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was interviewed by John Bussy of the Wall Street Journal. They talked about the health of the U.S. economy, the future of financial reform, and his…

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    Potential Global Crises in 2014

    Crisis experts talked about the implications of a Council on Foreign Relations survey outlining the potential global threats in 2014. The list ranked the Syrian civil war, increased…

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    Book Discussion on The War That Ended Peace

    Margaret MacMillan, international history professor at Oxford University, talked about her book, The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, in which she examines the lead-up to World War…

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    Data Protection and Privacy in the U.S. and the European Union

    Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill talked about U.S. and European Union efforts to enhance consumer privacy and data security. In addition, she outlined her proposals for updating…

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    Book Discussion on Why Growth Matters

    Jagdish Bhagwati talked about his book, Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries, in which he argues that…

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    Senator Carl Levin on Afghanistan Policy

    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about Afghanistan. He said things in Afghanistan have changed significantly for the better, but Americans did not…

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    Senator John McCain on Syria

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about Syria and the U.S. agreement with Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons. He was interviewed by Margaret Warner of PBS NewsHour and…

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    2008 Financial Crisis

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations…

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    Monetary Policy

    Jeremy Stein spoke about the Federal Reserve’s latest decisions on monetary policy. He explained Chair Ben Bernanke’s recent announcement that the central bank could begin…

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    Internet Security, Part 1

    Panelists talked about a cyber-warfare task force report on cyber threats to the United States. The report found that offensive cyber capabilities are required to deter attacks, and,…

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    Book Discussion on Foreign Policy Begins at Home

    Richard Haass talked about his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order, in which he argues that for the U.S. to retain its primacy in the…

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    German Finance Minister on the Eurozone

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble talked about market regulation and the state of the European Union. 

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    Discussion of Diplomacy and Defense

    Andrew Shapiro spoke about integrating diplomacy and defense to meet national security challenges. Among the topics he addressed were inter-agency cooperation, escalating tensions in…

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    Senator Carl Levin on U.S. Defense Policy

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) talked about U.S. defense policy.

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