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DCFR Member on Burma

Rena Pederson, DCFR member and former speechwriter at the U.S. Department of State, recently wrote about the situation in Burma and the challenges and scrutiny faced by Aung San Suu Kyi in the battle for democracy in this changing state. In … Continue reading

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U.S. Budget Deficit: A Dangerous Game

As part of our Series “M” (money) program last night, Dr. Dennis Ippolito, SMU’s Chairman of Political Science, and senior research economist Carlos Zarazaga of the Dallas Fed, offered remarks about the domestic and global sides of the U.S. budget … Continue reading

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Energy-Water Resources Brief

Dr. Rajan Gupta, Laboratory Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presented his work on the energy-water nexus and resource implications at DCFR on August 29, 2012. The program on sustainability was part of Series “D,” focusing on development issues. … Continue reading

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Refugees a Reflection of Country Woes

On May 10th, DCFR had the privilege of hearing remarks by John Keys, head of international programs of the International Rescue Committee. The IRC is one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations in the U.S., working in over 40 countries. … Continue reading

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Eric Schmitt Q&A: Terrorism, 9/11, Al Qaeda

Eric Schmitt, New York Times senior writer and author of “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda” presented to DCFR recently. The following is a brief interview with DCFR president Jennifer Warren. Jennifer Warren: What group … Continue reading

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The Equations of Cities

After months in preparation for DCFR’s second Series “D” program, the panel on “Prospects for Cities” with Santa Fe Institute’s Geoffrey West and SMU Cox’s Maria Minniti concluded and left many realizing that this work on cities has only just … Continue reading

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New Year 2012

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Fragile States and Weak Links

CFR’s Stewart Patrick, director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, spoke to DCFR Monday about fragile states, global threats, and international security. He said that failed states are considered by many to be the source of major security threats, … Continue reading

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Yergin and “The Quest”: A Brief Q&A

Our program with Daniel Yergin was a fine and appropriate conclusion to our three-part energy series with Exxon Mobil. We covered global gas; energy security in the context of supply, demand and pricing fundamentals with a twist of OPEC and … Continue reading

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In Memorium Week: September 11

After an energetic evening of DCFR experts speaking about countries and regions of high interest — India, Africa, Middle East-North Africa, Japan, and Mexico — our attention turns to the week ahead planned at UNT. Our speaker and DCFR member … Continue reading

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