Category Archives: United States

North American 21st Century?

Yesterday DCFR had the honor of receiving Dr. Robert Pastor, professor and director of the Center for North American Studies, American University and author of “The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future.” Pastor’s message was that North … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, North America, United States

Global Infrastructure

Last week, DCFR hosted Fluor’s Troy Ailshie and Sarah Soong of Hunt Consolidated to discuss infrastructure development and finance. Mr Ailshie noted that the U.S. spends less of its GDP on infrastructure than its main competitors, a 50% decline since … Continue reading

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Emerging Security Threats Brief

The following interview with Juan Zarate for DCFR’s Global Themes brief series offers a wealth of knowledge about security issues and counterterrorism. Through comments on diverse topics such as al-Qaeda’s metastasized activities—to how the U.S. needs to articulate a strategic … Continue reading

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General Cartwright Q&A: Cyber, Middle East, and Nuclear

We were honored to receive General James Cartwright at DCFR this month. Recently, appointed a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, he will divide his time on cybersecurity issues and the rivalry between the United States and China. General Cartwright is known … Continue reading

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Middle East’s Kingdom Explored

DCFR hosted Karen Elliott House,  author of the new book, “On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future.” House noted in her presentation that the U.S. has a genuine strategic relationship with and interests in Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Relations to Advance Cooperation

We recently partnered with the American Council on Germany and the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank to hear Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Distinguished Statesman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, offers remarks.  Minister zu Guttenberg will lead a new … Continue reading

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Navy Admiral Offers Perspective

DCFR had the honor to receive Navy Admiral Chris Sadler last week. To say that the security job performed by the U.S. Navy is wide ranging and far reaching is an understatement. Given that 70% of the globe is covered … 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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PBS Energy Security Program Airing Sunday

When Dan Yergin, author of The Prize and The Quest, visited DCFR the latter part of fall, he was interviewed by PBS’s McCuistion program. In the upcoming program, “Oil, Gas, and Energy Security for America,” Dr. Yergin and former chair … Continue reading

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Cornyn on America’s Foreign Policy

Yesterday, DCFR had the honor of hosting Senator John Cornyn. A frequently asked question from several members was about Iran and its nuclear capabilities. The Senator responded to one question about the U.S.-Europe relationship; he affirmed that our economic and … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign policy, United States