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September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

September 30, 2016

Economics
Podcast Martha Chen Roundtable - Informal Economy - RTX1QJYH .jpg A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

February 5, 2015

Australia
tony abbott g20 Tony Abbott Has To Go

Important: The views expressed on this blog are my own. The Council on Foreign Relations takes no positions on matters of policy or politics.  Is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott the most incom…

September 27, 2011

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

JAMES ZIRIN: This promises to be a really exciting program. We're delighted to have Foreign Minister Natalegawa with us. Just a few ground rules, which I'm compelled to inform you of, even though y…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

Indonesian minister of foreign relations, Marty Natalegawa, discusses Indonesia's relationship with the United States, China, and ASEAN, as well as efforts to overcome terrorism and international mar…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

LEE CULLUM: Let's get started. First I want to thank you, Richard, and Nancy (sp), and Megan (sp), and the meetings committee, who have put together -- meetings department, I should say -- who have …

December 1, 2016

China
rtx1w1o8-1 China’s New Two Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late

Joan Kaufman is the director for academics at Schwarzman Scholars. I have been closely watching China’s population policy for about forty years and arrived in China for my first work stint (with th…

October 13, 2017

United States
Podcast TPI_20171013 State of the U.S. Air Force

Colonel George "Marty" Reynolds joins James M. Lindsay to examine the state of the U.S. Air Force.

February 10, 2015

Australia
abbott-parliament-feb2015 Tony Abbott Lives for Another Day – Now What?

Important: The views expressed on this blog are my own. The Council on Foreign Relations takes no positions on matters of policy or politics.  Just before New Year’s, I predicted that Australian Pri…