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March 16, 2004

Global
The David A. Morse Lecture with Kofi Annan: The United Nations and Global Security in the 21st Century

RICHARD HAASS: We thank you all for your patience. I'm Richard Haass. I'm president of the Council on Foreign Relations. And I want to welcome you all tonight to the council for this year's David A. …

July 19, 2004

Iran
Iran: Time for a New Approach

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have positioned American troops along Iran’s borders, making the United States and Iran wary competitors and neighbors who nonetheless possess overlapping interests. …

July 19, 2004

United States
Lack of Engagement with Iran Threatens U.S. National Interests in Critical Region of the World, Concludes Council-Sponsored Task Force

Policy Based on Regime Change Not Likely to Succeed; New U.S. Approach Needed   July 19, 2004 – The lack of sustained engagement with Iran harms American interests, and direct dialogue with Te…

November 8, 2004

Iran
Behind the Scenes of a Tumultuous Relationship: The United States and Iran

New York, N.Y. SUZANNE MALONEY: Before we begin, I'd like to remind you that today's session will be considered on the record. I'd also like to ask you to please turn off your cell phones or sile…

September 8, 2005

Egypt
Frank Wisner: Presidential Elections Marked ’an Historic Day’ in Egypt

Frank G. Wisner, a veteran U.S. diplomat and ambassador to Egypt from 1986-91, says the first-ever multi-candidate presidential election in Egypt marked “an historic day” for that country. Though Pre…

September 12, 2005

United States
Suzanne Helm Named New VP of Development

Council President Richard N. Haass named Suzanne E. Helm, an administrator with twenty years of experience in not-for-profit fundraising, as vice president of development. “We are thrilled that someo…

September 13, 2005

International Organizations
Q&A on UN reform

This publication is now archived. How much progress has been made on reforming the United Nations? More than 170 world leaders are meeting in New York September 14-16 to address progress toward the U…

October 17, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Testimony before the Congressional Anti-Terrorist Finance Task Force

Acting Majority Leader Blunt, Congresswoman Kelly, Congresswoman Maloney, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about Saudi Arabia’s role in terrorist financing. As you may know I hav…

October 26, 2005

Economics
Earthquake Aid to Pakistan

Seems missing, at least by recent standards.   Both private giving and government help from the US and Europe seem far smaller than the outpouring of generosity that followed the tsunami - look at th…

April 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran's Nuclear Program Symposium: Iran's Motives and Strategy

Watch experts discuss the political and strategic factors behind Iran developing its nuclear program at this time.