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Cécile Shea

Revisiting the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Former CIA Director John Brennan, Cambridge's Roxane Farmanfarmaian, and the Wilson Center's Ambassador James Jeffrey discuss whether there is hope for the JCPOA and regional de-escalation.

The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters
Reuters

Election Effects for the Midwestern United States

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Former members of Congress Melissa Bean and Bob Dold joined the Council to consider what the US election results mean for the Midwest.

People in Iowa stand for the national anthem
Reuters

H.R. McMaster on US Foreign Policy Lessons and Priorities

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General McMaster, former National Security Advisor, discusses foreign policy threats facing the nation and the need for Americans to move beyond partisan politics.

H.R. McMaster
REUTERS

Post-Pandemic Travel and Tourism

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While countries and businesses rush to reopen and resume business-as-usual, have travelers’ attitudes and expectations changed and how has the industry adapted? What might travel and tourism look like in a post-pandemic world?

Two people in face masks take a selfie near the Eiffel Tower in France.
Reuters

Protecting the US Political System from Pandemic Threats

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America in 2020

Thomas Mann from the Brookings Institution and Norman Ornstein of American Enterprise Institute discussed the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic to US politics.

"I voted" sticker with a mail-in ballot and an American flag.
Janine Robinson

From Islam to Oil: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Influence

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With oil prices now at their lowest point in decades, journalist Krithika Varagur joined the Council's Cécile Shea for a revealing look at the rise of Saudi regional and global influence.

Wadi As-Sirhan Basin, Saudi Arabia
NASA

Hong Kong and the Future of One Country, Two Systems

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China's Changing Landscape

University of Notre Dame's Victoria Tin-bor Hui and Jeffrey Wasserstrom of the University of California, Irvine, joined the Council to discuss what protests can tell us about the future of Hong Kong.

Two million people gathered to protest in Hong Kong
Manson Yim

Prosperity or Peril – a Debate on the Future of the EU

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Columbia Law School's Anu Bradford and Brookings' James Kirchick, holding opposing views, discussed whether the European Union is set to fail or succeed.

The flag of the European Union
Markus Spiske

Symposium: China's Rise and the US-Japan Alliance

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Regional experts joined the Council to examine the opportunities and challenges the United States, Japan, and South Korea will face as their trilateral relationship is tested.

The American and Japanese flags.
Courtesy US Dept. of Agriculture

The State of Global Democracy

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The Council welcomed Derek Mitchell and Daniel Twining—the presidents of the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute—to share their reflections on the state of democracy.

A sign reading Je Suis Charlie, after the shooting at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Francois Bazoge