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

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| By Sara McElmurry

Rural Illinois’ Reason for Reform

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What Will the 2016 Election Mean for Iran?

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What Does the Iran Deal Mean for Nuclear Nonproliferation?

Today marks the the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal signing. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has complied with its initial obligations of reducing its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and undertaking revisions of its nuclear facilities. But what has the deal meant for nuclear nonproliferation? Career ambassadors James F. Jeffrey and Thomas Pickering weigh in.


| By Ivo H. Daalder

The New Demagoguery

Remarks on the future of Europe and America delivered by Council President Ivo Daalder upon his acceptance of an honorary doctorate in civil law, awarded by the University of Kent, July 13, 2016.






| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week’s Reads — Brexit Aftermath

Brexit has ushered in a moment of profound uncertainty for the United Kingdom and has raised big questions about the future of Europe and the liberal world order. This week’s reads examine the Brexit outcome from important historical, political, and economic perspectives.