December 17, 2015

Top 5 Most-Watched Videos of 2015

As the year comes to a close, we’ve ranked our top five most-watched videos of 2015. Check out the speakers and topics that amassed our largest digital audiences this year.

1. Europe: Destined for Conflict?

February 3, 2015

In our most-watched program of all time, Stratfor chairman George Friedman unearths the historical and cultural demons that could destabilize the European Union.
 

 


 

2. Chicago Forum on Global Cities

May 27-29, 2015

Browse this video playlist from our inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which brought together leaders in business, government, education, arts, and culture for a multidisciplinary discussion on the power and limitations of global cities to drive innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges, such as inequality, terrorism, cyber crime, and climate change. 
 
 

 


 

3. Jeb Bush on US Foreign Policy

February 18, 2015

Months before he stood next to Donald Trump on the Republican debate stage, Jeb Bush divulged his thoughts about US foreign policy to a Council audience.
 
 

 


 

4. Moneyball America, Indispensable America, or Independent America?

June 23, 2015

Resting one elbow on the lectern and speaking with captivating enthusiasm, Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer lays out three paths for America’s role in the world.
 
 

 


 

5. Global Food Security Symposium on Improving Global Nutrition

April 16, 2015

Tune in to this video playlist from our annual Global Food Security Symposium, where a distinguished group of speakers from government, research institutions, and NGOs discussed how to improve global health and nutrition.
 

 

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Archive

Wait Just a Minute: Elisabeth Braw on Cyber Warfare

Elisabeth Braw, director of the Royal United Services Institute’s Modern Deterrence Project, takes a minute to examine which countries are best at cybersecurity and whether a cyberattack is an act of war.


| By Sushant Singh, Paul Staniland, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Which Side Will India Take in US-China Rivalry?

A centerpiece of US strategy during the Trump administration has been the idea of the "Indo-Pacific," a massive single region stretching across both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. One of the goals in this strategy is to link up India with US allies in East Asia as a counterbalance to a rising China.



Wait Just a Minute: Kathryn Koob

Kathryn Koob, a former American Embassy employee held hostage in Iran, takes a minute to answer questions about Tehran in 1979, what helped her most during her 444 days of captivity, and her advice for future diplomats on the 40th anniversary of the US Embassy hostage crisis.



Wait Just a Minute: Stephen A. Schwarzman on China

Blackstone founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman takes a minute to answer questions about the current state of the US-China relationship and what Americans should understand about doing business in China.


| By Rana Foroohar, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Hard Truths about Big Tech and the US Economy

Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple are massive companies, commanding so much of the market that they are now being called monopolies. Rana Foroohar explains how these data-fueled tech behemoths are disrupting the US economy and American politics.



| By Derek Mitchell, Daniel Twining, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: The Case for America to Promote Democracy Abroad

Democratic breakdown in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the resurgence of authoritarian leaders around the world, suggest that democracy promotion is a failed project. But the United States still has an essential role to play in promoting democratic institutions abroad, argue Ambassador Derek Mitchell and Daniel Twining.


Wait Just a Minute: Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, a former health minister of Rwanda, takes a minute to answer questions about Rwanda’s health system and the lessons other countries can learn from its success rebuilding after the 1994 genocide.




Wait Just a Minute: Graeme Wood

Journalist Graeme Wood, author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State, takes a minute to discuss the difference between ISIS and Al Qaeda, and if ISIS has truly been defeated.